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Sketches of 1800’s Possession and Insanity

Mental illness is something that has plagued humanity for as long as we know. Back in the day, mentally ill people were often misdiagnosed because of the lack of knowledge about the illnesses. Drawings from the 1800’s that depict humans dealing with mental health issues classify them as mania, hysteria or demonic possession. Even in 2015, we still do not treat the mentally ill with the respect that we should as a society! Look at these sketches of Possession and Insanity from rare 1800s manuscripts and texts and imagine what the treatment of such people was…

 

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