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History of Mental Hospitals/1960's

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Allyson Thompson

on 14 September 2012

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Mental Hospitals 1960's Culture History Pre-1960's History The Lobotomy was introduced in the 1930's. Due to the popularity of this procedure and the deaths associated with it this time period was labeled as "health care's darkest hour."
Electroconvulsive shock therapy also became a dominant practice.
During the 1950's rumors of abuse and neglect began to circulate around communities that were once proud of their asylums.
Anti-psychotic drugs were introduced and made available around 1954. These drugs reduced the average treatment time in many patients. As a result of the moral management revolution new policies were put into place that forced institutions to reevaluate their previous procedures.
It was realized that many patients could function in every day life with an individualized out-patient program.
During John F. Kennedy's presidency multiple movements were put into place to reduce the use of existing mental hospitals and encourage the development of private hospitals, general hospitals with psychiatric wards and community mental health centers. Significance The employment of less hierarchical and controlling staff during the 1960's leads us to question the reliability of the narrator.
The popularity of new drugs and electroshock therapy is demonstrated in Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Culture may have influenced the large number of people in psychiatric wards. The 1960's was a time of drugs, Elvis and the celebration of life.
America was a morally bankrupt society filled with selfish and dishonest politicians.
Schools had abandoned their original purposes and resulted in producing the type of citizens the working class required at the time. Pre Post 1. Lobotomies were illegal in the 1950s.
2. Abuse and neglect never occurred in mental hospitals.
3. One Direction was a popular band during the 1960's.
4. Laws were put in place to protect patients in mental hospitals.
5. At one point over 20,000 patients were in one asylum alone. Marissa Bradley
Allyson Thompson Any Questions? Okay, Let's see what you learned.
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