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    Reasons For Being Committed To Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia: 1864-89

    Many of the reasons listed are distressing but some seem inexplicable by modern standards:

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    Hmmmm, can we elaborate on 'Deranged Masturbation' or 'Congestion of Brain'?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Hmmmm, can we elaborate on 'Deranged Masturbation' or 'Congestion of Brain'?!?!
    Same thing isn't it hehe!!

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    Female Disease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PICNIC View Post
    Female Disease?
    Being hysterical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Being hysterical?
    Hysteria and insanity used to be cured by drilling a hole in the skull "to relieve pressure."

    More worryingly, "phallic instruments" were used to cure women of hysteria.

    Here are some "interesting" psychiatric treatments of yesteryear: http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=31489
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