Σήμερα, έχουμε την τεχνολογία και τα επιστημονικά μέσα που βοηθάνε τα άτομα με ψυχικές ασθένειες. Υπάρχουν φάρμακα και θεραπείες που αναπτύσσονται κάθε φορά για να βοηθήσει αυτούς τους ανθρώπους.

Ωστόσο, οι ψυχικές ασθένειες παλιότερα δεν υποβλήθηκαν σε θεραπεία. Εδώ είναι 28 φωτογραφίες που θα αποκαλύψουν πόσο ζοφερή ήταν η κατάσταση τότε.

1. Applying radium therapy to treat the mentally ill

2. This was used to make the patients feel more relaxed.

3. A stressed patient gets held down by the staff.

4. He was a schizophrenic person who was deeply paranoid

5. The electric shock therapy was an infamous and painful method

6. Look at how basic the mental facility was in Michigan.

7. These guys had to be put in straight jackets because of their behavior.

8. A terrifying dining hall in a former institution

9. Even reading a novel was a good reason back then to send you to a facility.

10. Because of these reasons, many facilities were overcrowded.

11. Just some of the things used for lobotomy.

12. A sedated patient rests on his bed.

13. A weird slapping machine used to discipline patients.

14. This is where some patients would stay.

15. A drawing created by a person with mental issues

16. Children were also patients in these facilities

17. Parts of the brain that were taken out by doctors looking for the physical source of mental illness.

18. Some patients really hurt themselves again and again

19. One person even put so many needles inside his body.

20. This thing was used to prevent men from masturbating.

21. Back in the 17th century, patients typically wore these masks.

22. This is a hydrotherapy session wherein patients had to stay for many hours

23. An old portrait of a patient that experiences manic episodes

24. Dr. Freeman is the person responsible for the practice of lobotomy

25. A restraint chair used for patients in the 19th century

26. This was taken in a Serbian facility in 1999

27. Simply put, mental facilities back then were not for the faint of heart28. An abandoned asylum in Italy.

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