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What was the function of early asylums? a. To house new slaves. b. To provide a place to store...

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What was the function of early asylums?

a. To house new slaves.

b. To provide a place to store the mentally ill.

c. To spiritually cleanse those with abnormal behavior.

d. To treat individuals with psychological disorders.

Mental Illness:

Mental illness includes the disorders of the mind that create behavioral problems, emotional disturbances and outbursts when unregulated, changes in mood that are displayed in behavior and expression, and any distress associated with the disease.

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The correct answer is b. To provide a place to store the mentally ill.. Early asylums were meant to place those who were mentally ill in efforts to...

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The History of Asylums in the 1800s

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During the 1800s, treating individuals with psychological issues was a problematic and disturbing issue. These patients were maintained in places called asylums, and were usually subjected to conditions that today we would consider horrific and inhumane.


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