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Reasons for admission to a US insane asylum 1864-1889


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How different are psychiatric diagnoses today? From the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia.

 

Good commentary at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2413131/Immorality-post-traumatic-stress-Reasons-patients-admitted-lunatic-asylum-1800s.html

 

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REASONS FOR ADMISSION 1864 T0 1889

 

INTEMPERANCE & BUSINESS TROUBLE

DISSOLUTE HABITS

KICKED IN THE HEAD BY A HORSE

DOMESTIC AFFLICTION

HEREDITARY PREDISPOSITION

DOMESTIC TROUBLE

ILL TREATMENT BY HUSBAND

DROPSY

IMAGINARY FEMALE TROUBLE

EGOTISM

HYSTERIA

EPILEPTIC FITS

IMMORAL LIFE

EXCESSIVE SEXUAL ABUSE

IMPRISONMENT

EXCITEMENT AS OFFICER

JEALOUSY AND RELIGION

EXPOSURE AND HEREDITARY

LAZINESS

EXPOSURE AND QUACKERY

MARRIAGE OF SON

EXPOSURE IN ARMY

MASTURBATION & SYPHILIS

FEVER AND JEALOUSY

MASTURBATION FOR 30 YEARS

FIGHTING FIRE

MEDICINE TO PREVENT CONCEPTION

SUPPRESSED MASTURBATION

MENSTRUAL DERANGED

SUPPRESSION OF MENSES

MENTAL EXCITEMENT

THE WAR

NOVEL READING

TIME OF LIFE

NYMPHOMANIA

UTERINE DERANGEMENT

OPIUM HABIT

VENEREAL EXCESSES

OVER ACTION OF THE MIND

VICIOUS VICES

OVER STUDY OF RELIGION

WOMEN TROUBLE

OVER TAXING MENTAL POWERS

SUPERSTITION

PARENTS WERE COUSINS

SHOOTING OF DAUGHTER

PERIODICAL FITS,

SMALL POX

TOBACCO & MASTURBATION

SNUFF EATING FOR 2 YEARS

POLITICAL EXCITEMENT

SPINAL IRRITATION

POLITICS

GATHERING IN THE HEAD

RELIGIOUS ENTHUSIASM

GREEDINESS

FEVER AND LOSS OE LAW SUIT

GRIEF

FITS AND DESERTION OF HUSBAND

GUNSHOT WOUND

ASTHMA

HARD STUDY

BAD COMPANY

RUMOR OF HUSBAND MURDER

BAD HABITS & POLITICAL EXCITEMENT

SALVATION ARMY

BAD WHISKEY

SCARLATINA

BLOODY FLUX

SEDUCTION & DISAPPOINTMENT

BRAIN FEVER

SELF ABUSE

BUSINESS NERVES

SEXUAL ABUSE & STIMULANTS

CARBONIC ACID GAS

SEXUAL DERANGEMENT

CONGESTION OF BRAIN

FALSE CONFINEMENT

DEATH OF SONS IN WAR

FEEBLENESS OF INTELLECT

DECOYED INTO THE ARMY

FELL FROM HORSE IN WAR

DERANGED MASTURBATION

FEMALE DISEASE

DESERTION BY HUSBAND

DISSIPATION OF NERVES

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I would have been in for sure. I've got that female disease for starters

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Good to see they took "false confinement" and turned it into "true confinement". Ugh.

 

And what is "salvation army" supposed to mean? 

 

And, did they manage to treat egotism?  If so can someone send me a time machine, size extra large?  As I have a bunch of psychiatrists I need to send into the past...

I am not a medical professional and nothing I say is a medical opinion or meant to be medical advice, please seek a competent and trusted medical professional to consult for all medical decisions.

 

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