Do you know that, in earlier times, people believed that insanity was caused by devils physically lurking inside a person’s skull. Ergo, the only solution was to drill a whole into the head, allowing them to escape! people’s skulls. Sounds crazy, but this process called Trepanation was actually practiced right up to the 20th century! Other weird treatments included blood-letting, enemas and torture!
This infographic puts the spotlight on different schools of psychotherapy practiced over the centuries – Mesmerism, Phrenology, Insulin Coma Therapy, Lobotomy, etc. And then, on to recent ‘smartphone’ e-therapies like Avatar and Cognitive Bias Modification.
The Evolution of Psychotherapy:
Infographic by – GME