Could you have been committed to a 19th-century insane asylum?

These are some of the bizarre reasons patients were admitted

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02/08/18 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Mental health

Medicine and scientific knowledge are constantly evolving to bring us the best mental health care practices available. But in the process, many were sacrificed because of ignorance and lack of proper know-how. Information compiled from the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane's log book, which documented admissions to the institution between 1864 and 1889, gives an insight into some of the reasons that researchers believed were behind patients' mental disorders.

It's important to note that these are reasons that they believed caused the mental illnesses people were admitted for, and not the actual reason they were institutionalized.

Browse the gallery and see how bizarre they are.

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