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Cultural views of abnormality cont’d

Ancient views and treatments

Ancient societies probably regarded abnormal behavior as the work of evil spirits

  • This view may have begun as far back as the Stone Age

The treatment for severe abnormality was to force the demons from the body through trephination* and exorcism.

 

*trephination- a procedure where they would cut pieces out of a person’s skull to try and free the evil spirits.

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