History of psychiatric institutions

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    Most if not all of the patients were held in cages, closets, pens, and stalls often times in cellars. Most of the patients who were disobedient were chained up naked and beaten/ lashed with rods and other sorts of items. After some time, asylums soon became institutions, where instead of just holding and punishing the mentally ill, they began trying to treat the disorders as well. One of the most common ways to “treat” a mental disorder was electroshock therapy, this is still used and there’s controversy on if this method really works to “cure” mental illness. Another treatment used on patients was mesmerism, more commonly known as hypnotism, then it was used to cure what was considered mental disorders; this is used today on people with sleeping disorders, nicotine addictions, and various other issues. Less common, but more therapeutic than hypnotism, was art therapy. Patients got to use art as a way to, mostly, express themselves. Art therapy is still used today, and is typically effective, but each…

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    McMurphy’s apparent madness or irrational behavior in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest plays the important role in the novel of being the devil’s advocate highlighting the ills of the mental institutions of the 1960s. His eccentric behavior was despised by the Big Nurse and other authority figures at the mental institution, but McMurphy’s behavior might be judged reasonable if one considers the dehumanizing, sterile, hostage-like situation that the institute’s patients were subjected…

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    Why Holden Caulfield should be in a Rest Home The author of Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger and the main protagonist Holden Caulfield have been criticized heavily throughout the existence of the book. Catcher in the Rye sparked many debates and controversy about the moral issues the book has raised. Throughout the book, Holden Caulfield is narrating from a rest home or mental hospital. In the end, the question that still stirs controversy is if Holden Caulfield should really be in a mental…

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    Darrell uses irony here as seen to support the theme, it is ironic since an insane asylum is the last place Joseph would want to go because insane asylums are made to rehabilitate their patients which is the exact opposite of what Joseph wants. This is also a major setback since he has just lost a major part of the progress he has made. He later leaves the institution because of his future bride Marguerite taught him how to be human again (human feelings is what I mean by humanity). “...I…

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    Ken Kesey was born on September 17, 1935 in La Junta California, was raised in Springfield, Oregon.. He also was seen as an important wrestler at the University of Oregon and after he graduated he received the fred lowe scholarship from the University as well. With it he received an literary education from a graduate program at Stanford . In the 1960s, Kesey had worked in a psychiatric hospital ward as a janitor and had also participated in a experiment with the army testing the effects of mind…

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    Bell Jar Metaphor

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    critiquing society because of the way it represses women. It portrays how stifling society is for women to try and pursue what they want and Esther seems to be thankful that she has been able to escape the bell jar around society and start a new life that is not dictated by others. The bell jar is also symbolic of the madness and insanity she is trying to escape as her perspective on the world is being, stifled preventing her from connecting with other people and sharing her views with others in…

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    In most developed countries, large institutions provided treatment and care for individuals with severe disabilities, including mental disorders. Several factors influenced the decision-making in selecting this type of care. One belief that people in large group was an effective way to help or even "cure" people. Another was the embarrassment and shame of having relatives that were "disturbed." Asylums were also used to control the disobedient adults. Finally, the belief that large groups of…

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    may ordinarily resist certain matters, having to revolt into a widespread state in which the public’s attention can be easily prevailed upon, explains the power of free market economy. A state at an elevated level of manipulation, Naomi argues that citizens have been made to base their decisions in accordance to society ‘reasoning’s. Naomi explains the controversial US involvement in South America revolutions and trading of weapons, saying that history has been able to be seen clear. The idea…

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    nearing the end of his sentence at a labor camp. Randall Patrick McMurphy (Mac), begins acting insane as he thinks that a transfer to a psychiatric institution will be his easy way out of hard work. Little to his surprise, nurse Ratchet is the head nurse who will do anything to breath the life out of the patients in the institution. Soon Mac and Ratchet are at war, and Mac begins to fight for himself and the other patients. Over time, Mac develops relationships with many other patients,…

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    several aspects of mental illness problems on college campuses today such as; warning signs, impact on campuses, and providing additional help or resources. Mental Health, is no longer reduced to the psychiatric hospitals and institutions, which over the years have been responsible for providing care for such individuals. Therefore, some of our most gifted minds are attending various institutions across the country, and possibly have or haven’t been diagnosis with some sort of a mental illness.…

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