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Mentalinstitution

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  • 1. Mental Institutions of the 1930’s By Ashley Kelly 3rd period
  • 2. Good things
    • In many mental facilities the patients were able to live freely under super vision
    • Most institutions were able to treat and release their patients after they saw significant improvement
    • After 1921 mental institutions switched from shackles and cement walls, to a more comfortable, cheerful interior
  • 3. Bad things
    • It was common for homeless or elderly people with no relations to be checked in to mental hospitals and be treated but they would leave with out notice or paying the bills
    • A decrease in patient care was common so a lot of patients died from inattention
    • Patients started dying because of outlandish surgeries and procedures were being performed on them to try and speed up operations that were supposed to cure the patients
  • 4. What they were like
    • In the 1930’s mental institutions were terrible and a lot of the patients were mistreated
    • Often time people were locked down to there beds and straight jackets were commonly used
  • 5. Population effecting mental institutions
    • In the 1930’s during the great depression, mental institutions were overflowing with patients. The care providers would get fed up so they would abuse the patients.
  • 6. How they treated mental illness in the 1930’s
    • In the 1930’s they “treated” mental illness with electro-convulsive therapy
    • Another way mentally ill people were treated was to be put into an induced coma
  • 7. The 1930 mental treatment act
    • It rearranged the board of control
    • It made opportunities for voluntary treatment for out patients
  • 8. Bibliography
    • http://www.hss.state.ak.us/gcdse/history/Images/Section%2007,%20part%20two/7s.2-straight-jacket.jpg
    • http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090207184403AAUeQ3k
    • http://outlanderthemovie.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/cannes-crowds.jpg
    • http://www.slideshare.net/cornonthecob/mental-institutions-of-the-1930s
    • http://www.mdx.ac.uk/WWW/STUDY/MHHTim.htm#1930