9 Horrifying Mental Health Treatments You’ll Be Glad Aren’t Used Anymore


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Psychiatric treatments have become better through the recent few decades. Medications and drugs, psychotherapy or ‘talk therapy’, hospital treatment programs, and even residential treatments are available to cure mentally ill patients today.

But not too long ago, brutal and sickening procedures were done in asylums by doctors on mental patients. They were extremely gruesome that  would make people wonder if those kinds of treatment really helped them recover from depression and anxiety – or only worsened their condition.

Caption from LIFE. "Continuous-flow bath is the best method for calming excited mental cases. With their bodies greased, the patients can remain in the baths for hours, gradually fall asleep."

Caption from LIFE. “Continuous-flow bath is the best method for calming excited mental cases. With their bodies greased, the patients can remain in the baths for hours, gradually fall asleep.”

From an ice-cold bath to electrocuting a patient, down to removing a mentally ill’s organ altogether, find out 9 of the hideous mental treatments ever performed.

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