The Treatment Of Mental Illness In The Victorian Era

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Mental illness is a condition that affects an individual’s thinking, feelings, mood and daily functioning. It also affects an individual’s ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life. Serious mental illnesses include depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and borderline personality disorder. It can affect an individual at any age, race or religion. It can also occur due to illness, personal weakness and poor childhood. Mental illness is treatable and most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can be treated with an individual treatment plan.

Mental illness has been around for many years but it has never been found out how far back it can be traced. Individuals who suffered
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Improvements at the hospital could be seen and in the 19th century the tours for the wealthy where no longer allowed to take place. The patients had also begun to receive better care but mental illness still wasn’t fully understood. The patients where no longer allowed to be chained up and in 1790 the straightjacket was then introduced. The straightjacket is supposed to be used for understaffed asylums to control patients but was never intended to be worn for long periods of time as it could cause blood clots with limbs being restricted. In the first half of the 1900’s when mental illness got the names Catatonia, Schizophrenia, Melancholia and Bipolar …show more content…
The Care Programme Approach which was introduced in 1990 to make sure mental health patients got effective care. The aim of care in the community was to help individuals with mental illness live an independent life in society with the help and support they need. Their health and social care needs would be assessed and a care plan would be put into place to meet those needs from many different providers. The individual would also be appointed a keyworker who would keep in touch with them and monitor them. The keyworker would also regularly review the care and make changes if needed so that the individuals continue to receive the appropriate and up to date care they

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