The greek physician believed that one of our four essential bodily fluids(blood,yellow bile, black bile, phlegm were responsible for mental illnesses
Mentally ill people were housed with handicapped and delinquents, the insane were treated horrible ex. chained to walls
She lobbied better living conditions for the mentally ill, after seeing the dangerous conditions they lived in.
The first treatments of neurotic mental disorders and psychosis are psychoanalytic therapies or ( talking cures that were developed by Sigmund Freud and others.
Mental Health America started more than 100 child clinics for prevention and treatment.
Soldiers were given talk therapies for their " shell shock" which is known today as post traumatic stress which is a mental condition triggered by a terrifying event
Created a low blood sugar coma, this therapy was used as a tool to treat mental illness because insulin levels were altered, which wired the brain.
President Truman signed this act so that research could be done to the mind, brain, and behavior to reduce mental illness.
John Cade, Australian Psychiatrist was the first to treat psychosis(a loss of contact with external reality) with lithium.
provided the first federal grants for construction of public or nonprofit community mental health centers.