Friday Laughs: List of reasons for admission into a mental asylum in 1864-1889

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2 thoughts on “Friday Laughs: List of reasons for admission into a mental asylum in 1864-1889

  1. amomentsilence May 20, 2016 at 10:09 AM Reply

    And because I want to start this discussion myself, found an interesting article about this very list of “reasons”:

    http://www.snopes.com/reasons-admission-insane-asylum-1800s/

    Although not entirely unheard of or uncommon a thought to ponder, you gotta admit, these are some messed up excuses people have used to admit someone into an asylum for being out of their mind. What are you thoughts on the matter?

    I can’t help but think of little Alice in her Wonderland… And all the other possibilities that attest to what could have actually been going on there…

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  2. Anastasia August 14, 2016 at 6:19 AM Reply

    Reblogged this on Read & Survive and commented:
    “a list purportedly documenting dozens of reasons why people were committed to insane asylums between 1864 and 1889… … list was frequently shared with humorous messages about how common acts such as “novel reading,” “laziness,” or the “overstudy of religion” would land much of today’s population in an asylum.”

    Then there are people who like to say how EVERYTHING was better back in the days.

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