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(Causes of) Mental Illness-19th Century United States by Mind Map: (Causes of) Mental Illness-19th
Century United States
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(Causes of) Mental Illness-19th Century United States

Mental Illness- 19 Century United States

Deviance (Grows out of Violence)

In colonial times (in the U.S) people with mental illnesses/who are "different" were considered "lunatics"

People with mental illnesses/who were different were isolated in asylums and "treated"

It was thought that mental illness grew out of violence from the asylums

Brain Disease

Certain infections cause brain damage and the development of mental illness

Certain infections have been linked to brain damage and the development of mental illness

Example of infections: A condition known as pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder, associated with the Streptococcus bacteria has been linked to the development of OCD and others

Certain infections cause brain damage and the development of mental illness

Genetics/Hereditary

Many mental illnesses run in the family

People who have a family member with a mental illness are more susceptible to developing mental illnesses

Susceptibility is passed on through genes

Genes and other factors (such as stress, abuse or traumatic events) can influence and trigger a mental illness