Did you know that different cultures and time periods had different view and treatments for mental disorders?
The Renaissance and the Rise of Asylums (1400-1700 A.D.)
Demonological views of abnormality continued to decline
German physician Johann Weyer believed that the mind was as susceptible to sickness as the body
The care of people with mental disorders continued to improve in this atmosphere
Across Europe, religious shrines were devoted to the humane and loving treatment of people with mental disorders.
This time also saw the rise of asylums- institutions whose primary purpose was care of the mentally ill