A Historical Review of Mental Illness and the Stigma Attached

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Title: A Historical Review of Mental Illness and the Stigma Attached
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Date: December 20, 2008
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Keeping the flicker visible would be harder than I ever imagined. Stigma would continually blow it out. Stigma has always accompanied mental illness and today in society, we still have a long way to go. Evidence dates back 4,000 to 5,000 years of a surgical procedure called trepanning, in which they cut a hole in the skull...
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Anthropologists speculate that Stone Age societies performed trepanning on people with mental illness to release evil spirits or demons from their heads. In the 5th century BC the Greek historian Herodotus wrote an account of a king who was driven mad by evil spirits...
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