By Greg Eghigian, Gail Hornstein
Greg Eghigian has compiled a different anthology of readings, from precedent days to the current, that incorporates Hippocrates; Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love, penned within the 1390s; Dorothea Dix; Aaron T. Beck; Carl Rogers; and others, culled from spiritual texts, scientific case reviews, memoirs, educational lectures, sanatorium and govt documents, criminal and clinical treatises, and artwork collections. Incorporating ancient reports of scientific practitioners and people deemed mentally sick, From insanity to psychological Health additionally contains an up-to-date bibliography of first-person narratives on psychological ailment compiled via Gail A. Hornstein.
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The original text has been lost, but a reliable Latin translation by the physician Caelius Aurelianus (ca. ) provides us with valuable insight into not only the beside manner of the Methodist doctor, but also experiences and understandings of madness in the Roman Empire. Madness or Insanity (Greek Mania) In the Phaedrus, Plato declares that there are two kinds of mania, one involving a mental strain that arises from a bodily cause of origin, the other divine or inspired, with Apollo as the source of the inspiration.
If she has a pain and irregular flow, she should sit in warm water, and drink honey mixed with water. If she is not cured by the first procedure, she should drink it again, until her period comes. When it comes, she should abstain from food and have intercourse with her husband. During her period she should eat mercury plant and boiled squid, and keep to soft foods. If she becomes pregnant she will be cured of this disease. . When her womb moves towards her liver, she suddenly loses her voice and her teeth chatter and her colouring turns dark.
It’s appalling— this head I’m holding belongs to Pentheus. cadmus: Yes, that’s right. I was lamenting his fate before you recognized him. agave: Who killed him? How did he come into my hands? cadmus: Harsh truth— how you come to light at the wrong moment. agave: Tell me. My heart is pounding in me to hear what you’re about to say. cadmus: You killed him— you and your sisters. agave: Where was he killed? At home? In what sort of place? cadmus: He was killed where dogs once made a common meal of Actaeon.