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PSY 410 Week 1 - DQ 2_Why is it important to understand the history of abnormal psychology


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3 Why is it important to understand the history of abnormal psychology The history of abnormal psychology is important because we need to know how far we have come throughout time with the study of abnormal psychology It is important to know some of the old methods used were cruel and inhumane and did not prove to be beneficial Treating a person with a mental illness like a criminal or animal would only make the person act worse In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries people with mental illnesses were roped tied chained shackled with balls and chains Today we have a more civil approach and we use various methods to combat mental illness Less hospitalization began in the 196039s Hansell amp Damour 2008 Today community outpatient programs medications psychotherapy ect helps to create new forms for old disorders In addition knowing the history of abnormal psychology helps with learning the pattern of mental illnesses Preventative measures is important and not repeating the same ineffective methods is helpful for the advancement of abnormal psychology The best ways to address abnormal psychology is knowing how far we have come the field of abnormal psychology is has advanced from the most inhumane forms to the most practical and more effective methods and approach Dorthea Dix a school teacher raised millions of dollars to help establish state mental hospitals so people with mental illnesses could receive humane treatment Hansel amp Damour 2008 Hansell J Damour L 2008 Abnormal Psychology 2nd edition Hoboken NJ Wiley


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