The Asylum Era and Moral Therapy

  • Patrick D. Hahn


This chapter discusses the era of “moral therapy,” beginning in the eighteenth century, and lays out evidence that this approach had great success in treating even seemingly intractable cases of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. This chapter features my interview with David Healy, Professor of Psychiatry at Bangor University and the author of Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder.

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  • Patrick D. Hahn
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  1. 1.BiologyLoyola University MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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