A Diagnostic Analysis of the Casebooks of Ticehurst House Asylum, 1845-1890

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Detailed review of the clinical features of a complete cohort of patients admitted to the Ticehurst House asylum between 1845 and 1890.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Synopsis 1
Introduction 3
Method 11
Ticehurst House 11
The Casebooks 13
Assessment procedure 14
A Delusions 15
B Hallucinations 15
C Movement/posture disorder 15
D Masturbation 15
E Specific psychotherapy 16
F Unusual disorders 16
G Treatment approaches 16
H Violence/restraint 16
I Alcohol 16
J Suicide 17
Results 18
Movement and posture 21
Masturbation 21
Violence 22
Discussion 24
Reliability and validity of the data 26
Strengths and weaknesses of the source material 28
Implications of diagnoses 29
A 'Manic-depressive' and 'schizophrenic' groups 30
B 'Organic' group 31
C 'Indefinite' group 31
Contemporary diagnostic terms used at Ticehurst 31
Use of 'hysteria', 'hysterical mania' and related terms 34
Symptoms - delusions and hallucinations 37
Movement disorders 39
Masturbation 40
Violence and restraint 42
Suicide, 'attempted' suicide and suicidal risk 44
Specific psychopathologies, alcohol and 'unusual' diagnoses 46
Physical treatments 55
Conclusion 61
Appendix: Some representative cases, 1860-1869 64
References 68
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