Posted by Christian on .
How has the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia changed over the years? What are some of the most important moments in this history?
- Psychology - Ms. Sue,
Some insight into the changes in treatment of mentally ill people — including schizophrenics — relate to a London hospital, St. Mary's of Bethlehem (commonly referred to as "Bedlam") and the work of Phillipe Pinel. Another important change in the United States is related to Dorthea Dix.
You can find some of the information you desire, if you use the names above or other appropriate key words to do your own search. Also see http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/.
I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.