Most Disturbing Psychiatric Treatments In Human History

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Throughout the history of mankind, evidence surfaced that there were inhumane practices in dealing with mental health, and here are the most disturbing psychiatric treatments that were done to patients.

Bleeding, Purging, Vomiting

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Claudius Galen, an ancient Greek physician, believed that almost all the disease and ailments are results of out-of-balance humors. This medical approach was adapted by English physician Thomas Willis during the 1600s, based on the article from Everyday Health. Willis believed that mental disorders has something to with internal biochemical relationship.

In line with this, it was thought that bleeding, purging and vomiting can help correct the imbalances.