Exam Preparation, 17th May, 2013.
Institutionalisation of the mentally disordered began.
professional claims and assumptions to the confinement of insane with a new brief: to make the mad well again and discipline them into ways of sanity and reason.
Asylums were build outside of the urban community.
this made it difficult and expensive for relatives to visit.
This increased the mentally disordered's isolation from normal society.
British society is still burdened with this.
(arguments against Showalter)
- women may have used asylums to recover effectively.
- men and women had equal status in asylums.
Chemical warfare -> the lengths humans will go to to win.
"Daddy, what did YOU do in the war?" -> implies those who did not become soldiers would be viewed as a disappointment by their children.
Mental hospitals remain the mainstay of treatment under consultants – med control.
lays the foundations for a more professional approach to a more caring society... but new vested interests were created.