1930s mental health treatments

Early treatment of mental disorders

While researching treatments for my MAD5 conference presentation on British India asylums, I came across this video (click link above) by the National Library of Medicine which features chemically-induced convulsions for treating (mainly) schizophrenia.

The Mental health reports feature descriptions of such therapies like insulin coma, cardiazol convulsion therapy and prolonged sleep treatment. Ranchi Indian Mental Hospital staff documented experiments and how they worked with institutions abroad to investigate the efficacy of such therapies.