A History of Psychiatry: From the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac

Author: Edward Shorter
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by kolinko   2017-08-19
You might want to get educated about the history of psychiatry. Asylums were an amazing upgrade to people being tied up in basements by their families. Medications helped people who otherwise would spend their whole lives in asylums, or simply kill themselves.

Even lobotomies kind of made sense, although thankfully far better treatments were invented at roughly the same time, so they were short-lived.

A nice book on the history of psychiatry: https://www.amazon.com/History-Psychiatry-Era-Asylum-Prozac/...