posted on Jan, 26 2018 @ 03:13 AM
a reply to: Hazardous1408
Evidently this is a list of reasons which have been
given as explanations for a patient's madness.
As distinct from a list of things which should
send someone to the asylum.
"How did your husband or child lose their mind, Mrs Jones?"
"He fell into despair when he was made bankrupt, when our son married that gold-digger, I blame her excessive reading of Barbara Cartland." We can
imagine it all.
When I was young, my grandmother was regularly visiting an elderly distant relative who had fallen off a swing as a young girl and knocked her head.
She had never left the asylum since. I suppose she would have been "falling off a swing", "playground accident".
The difference now is that we have decided to classify mental illness by symptoms ("paranoia"), instead of by guessed causes.
edit on 26-1-2018 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)