In 1600 - and 1700s they built special "madhouse" for the mentally ill, often with cells where they were incarcerated. "Treatment" during this time often consisted of punishment and similar measures such as imprisonment in cages, straitjackets and shackles. It was considered the sick himself was responsible for his condition and that mental illness was either a punishment of God or that the patient was possessed by evil spirits.

In 1600 - and 1700s they built special "madhouse" for the mentally ill, often with cells where they were incarcerated. "Treatment" during this time often consisted of punishment and similar measures such as imprisonment in cages, straitjackets and shackles. It was considered the sick himself was responsible for his condition and that mental illness was either a punishment of God or that the patient was possessed by evil spirits.

Goodneighbour Inspiration

Goodneighbour Inspiration

Avdelningen för Rehabilitering och Folkhälsa. Dörrarna byts ut fortlöpande.

Avdelningen för Rehabilitering och Folkhälsa. Dörrarna byts ut fortlöpande.

Picture of doctors in an insane asylum.   Very odd. 'They're comming to take me away ah ha...'

Picture of doctors in an insane asylum. Very odd. 'They're comming to take me away ah ha...'

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum--Weston, West Virginia

America’s first jail was built in the tunnels of this abandoned mine

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum--Weston, West Virginia

Spa Kamper note:  real therapy can be like loosening the straps of the restraints.

Spa Kamper note: real therapy can be like loosening the straps of the restraints.

Cane Hill was an insane asylum in Croydon London in use until 1991

Cane Hill was an insane asylum in Croydon London in use until 1991

OHIO INSANE ASYLUM IN 1946…….SO OFTEN WE MIGHT ASK OURSELVES:  "WHAT ARE THEY THINKING (??)"……BUT IN REALITY, I GUESS THEY DON'T THINK……THEY ARE PUT HERE IN THE MORNING AND DON'T MOVE ALL DAY…………ccp

OHIO INSANE ASYLUM IN 1946…….SO OFTEN WE MIGHT ASK OURSELVES: "WHAT ARE THEY THINKING (??)"……BUT IN REALITY, I GUESS THEY DON'T THINK……THEY ARE PUT HERE IN THE MORNING AND DON'T MOVE ALL DAY…………ccp

are there two versions of each character? the little girl tied up to her bed...

How Long Would You Survive In Prison?

are there two versions of each character? the little girl tied up to her bed...

A children's chair from the lunatic room in a Dutch hospital room in 1938

A children's chair from the lunatic room in a Dutch hospital room in 1938

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