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

Published December 31, 2013
Updated May 4, 2018
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.


Next, read up on the story of American actress Frances Farmer, who was once forcibly committed to an asylum. Finally, step inside Bedlam, London’s notoriously horrific asylum.

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