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Reasons to be admitted to an asylum in the late 1800s

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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:00 PM
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I wasn't sure if I should have put this in jokes or not but here's what is apparently a list of reasons why you may be committed to the funny farm back in the day. Funny though, there's one particular word that keeps popping up on the list





posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo
So were these reasons only for women? Where was this list?



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:13 PM
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Ahhhhhhhh so little has changed over the interim I gather?



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:14 PM
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Well there would be no ATS community if this was the standard today.




posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:16 PM
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I think pl3 just called me lazy.



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: Iamthatbish

idk, deranged masturbation sounds like a guy thing.

oh, women trouble made the list too I see. Heh, women trouble...lol
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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo


HAHA! Masturbation for 30 years!



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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Seduction and disappointment? Lmfao



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:24 PM
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Sometimes it just won't pop man.



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Yow! I'd have been gone for like a thousand years. Not saying why though.



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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo

Didn't see, "Thinks he's a Super Dog", I'm good!!



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:47 PM
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Time Of Life and Imaginary Female Trouble are my favorites...

It's a damned wonder every female didn't wind up in there at some point or another. And WTH is Gathering In the Head??

Those guys... Bunch of jokers.

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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

What about "Bad Whiskey"! Hahah! That's just nuts!!.....oh wait..never mind.



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:05 PM
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Oh how pathetic. Glad we've come a little way since then. I'm just thinking of how language evolves though. 'Fell off his horse in the war' was perhaps a diagnosis but it was an expression that probably found its way into common parlance is my guess. My grandmother used to use the expression "he fell off his horse" instead of gesticulating by drawing an imaginary circle around her ear. By the time it got passed down to me, one expression I used is "that guy fell out of his tree."
And then there's the theme music from Twilight Zone that my kids hum.

How sad for the people of that time though.



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: windword

More commonly known as my brother in law.



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: FlySolo
.....Novel Reading. wtf?
I laughed at "Imaginary Female Trouble", "Carbonic Acid Gas", "Fighting Fire", and "Seduction & Disappointment"





posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:35 PM
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There is nothing funny about this post.....if you have ever been there....



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:46 PM
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Imaginary female trouble ? whoever came up with that was either a 40 year old virgin .. a monk .. or was never married ...



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 12:53 AM
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Deranged Masturbation AND Suppressed Masturbation? I hate to even think how they determine the validity of those 'illnesses.'



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 02:27 AM
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a reply to: FlySolo
You didn't answer the question about the source of the list.
I would guess that someone in modern times has gone through the records and extracted all these reasons.
In which case they may have been extracting subsidiary reasons which looked odd and ignoring more primary reasons.
A list made with an obvious agenda (proving that Victorians put people int asylums for bad reasons) may have to be taken with a pinch of salt.



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