Mental Healthcare

of the 20th Century

Early 1900s

1908

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Clifford Beers

A Mind That Found Itself

-Autobiography

-Dehumanizing experience


National Committee for Mental Hygiene

-National Mental Healthcare Association




The 1930s

Illnesses

-Schizophrenia

-Depression

-Anxiety

-Obsessions

1946

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National Mental Healthcare Act


Harry Truman


-National Institute of Mental Health

The 1950s

Anti-Psychotic Drugs

Thorazine


-Improvements shown


-Deinstitutionalization



1963

Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Healthcare Canters Construction Act

1979

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The 1990s

Americans With Disabilities Act

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New Generation of Drugs

Work Cited

Gaffney, Dennis. Treatments for Mental Illness. PBS, 2002. Web. 10 Sept. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nash/timeline/timeline2.html>.


"A History of Mental Institutions in the United States." A History of Mental Institutions in the United States. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Sept. 2013. <http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/37146/A-History-of-Mental-Institutions-in-the-United-States/>.


Our History By Decade. Digital image. Mental Healthcare in America. Mental Health America, n.d. Web. 10 Sept. 2013. <http://www.nmha.org/centennial/history.html>.