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    Mental Health treatments prior to Renaissance Period

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    What are some methods that were used to treat individuals who were presumably suffering from some form of mental illness prior to the Renaissance period? What was the rationale behind these methods?

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    Questions: What are some methods that were used to treat individuals who were presumably suffering from some form of mental illness prior to the Renaissance period? What was the rationale behind these methods?

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    Prior to the Renaissance period, mental illnesses were sometime sthought of as regarded mental illness as magical or religious in nature. Individual tribes and groups of shamans had their own spells and rituals that they used to try to to cure those with symptoms of mental illnesses.

    These rituals took the form of exorcisms, in which the shaman would attempt to bring out the ...

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    This solution discusses methods that were used to treat individuals who were presumably suffering from some form of mental illness prior to the Renaissance period. It discusses the rationale behind these methods.

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