Snake Pits, Talking Cures & Magic Bullets: A History of Mental Illness

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Twenty-First Century Books, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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The history of mental illness reveals the worst and the best of human nature. Despite a tortuous past and an apathetic present, great strides have been made in terms of daily comfort and medical treatment.
  

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Contents

Chapter One ONE OUT OF FOUR
7
Chapter Two DEMONS OF THE ANCIENTS
15
Chapter Three SAINTS AND WITCHES
28
Chapter Four OUT OF MIND OUT OF SIGHT
46
Chapter Five f P THE PROMISE OF THE ASYLUM
65
Chapter Nine UNBOLTING THE GATES 117
117
Chapter Ten WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
131
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