Reasons To Be Admitted To A Mental Asylum In The 1800s

Published December 31, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017
Admission To Mental Asylum

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Perhaps a reflection on patriarchal and puritanical norms endemic within 19th century culture, it’s pretty easy to see from this list that a woman’s ‘sanity’ was greatly tied to her relationship status. If you exhibit any of these mental health “indicators”, be thankful that you live at a time when views on mental health are actually evolving.


Finally, step inside Bedlam, London’s notoriously horrific asylum.

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