History and Treatment of Mental Illness in the United States

carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey11512820
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/nursing_theses/48
carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor's
carrollscholars.object.departmentNursing
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesHistory of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpring
dc.contributor.authorAnderson-Malingo, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T10:09:29Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T10:09:29Z
dc.date.embargo12/31/1899 0:00
dc.date.issued2006-04-01
dc.description.abstractThe history of mental illness in the United States includes treatment that has varied from misunderstanding to death. In the past, society has ostracized, tortured, ridiculed, and killed those with mental illness. Even today, social stigma can be devastating not only for the individuals, but also for the family. Treatments have varied, from surgical lobotomy, electroconvulsive shock, pharmacological modalities, to alternative therapies. With each new therapy, and more physiological understanding, there is hope for societal stigma to disappear in the future. The purpose of this thesis was to explore treatments, beliefs, stigmas, and institutionalization at Warm Springs. As nurses, there is a duty to bring awareness to fair treatment, and freedom of choice to the mentally ill.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/3565
dc.subjectWarm Springs, Montana
dc.titleHistory and Treatment of Mental Illness in the United States
dc.typethesis
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