Author(s):Dr Lisetta Lovett
The 19th century was characterised by a growing reform movement which led to major statutory changes. The therapeutic energy and optimism of the reform movement was, however, eventually defeated by the excessive confinement of people who might be mildly socially deviant rather than insane.
In this module, the second in a two-part series reviewing major concepts of madness throughout history, we describe:
Finally, we review the major changes in mental health act legislation during the early part of the 20th century, which were precipitated by the First World War.
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