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(1.1) Section1: Background
(1.2) Early views on madness
(1.3) Moral management of the insane
(1.5) Why have the 'insane' been feared and marginalised through
(1.6) Christian beliefs: demonic possession
(1.7) Vignette: ‘Suffocation of the mother'
(1.8) Foetal development and mental health
(1.10) Transcultural links with the past
(1.11) Galenic and humoral theory
(1.12) Early neuroscientific theories
(1.13) Philosophical influences
(1.14) Audio: Hartley's views on behaviour
(1.15) Factors influencing human behaviour
(1.16) Hartley and Erasmus Darwin
(1.17) Psychological theories and moral therapy
(1.18) Audio: Spring Vale 1808–183
(1.19) Suggested answers
(1.20) Moral therapy
(1.22) Parallels between the Enlightenment and the 21st
(1.23) Interactive exercise
(1.24) Section 1: Recap
(1.25) Section 1:
Section 2: The regulation of
madness before 1800
(2.1) Section 2: The regulation of madness before 1800
(2.2) How the insane were disposed of before 1800
(2.3) Legislation and treatment before 1800
(2.4) The criminally insane
(2.5) Audio: Rex V Arnold (1723)
(2.6) Suggested answers
(2.7) The insanity plea
(2.8) Suggested answer
(2.9) Audio exercise: the trial of Earl Ferrers (1760)
(2.10) What would be the outcome of Ferrers' trial today?
(2.11) The insanity plea
(2.13) Suggested answers
(2.14) The Hadfield trial: Old Bailey, 26 June 1800
(2.15) What happened to Hadfield?
(2.16) The vagrant lunatic and the insane poor
(2.18) Deficiencies of the 1744 Vagrancy Act
(2.19) The Poor Law Act of 1601
(2.20) The ‘impotent’ poor
(2.22) Suggested answers
(2.23) Audio: Rex V Turlington (1761)
(2.24) Suggested Answers
(2.25) The writ of Habeus Corpus
(2.26) Legislations and private madhouses up to 1800
(2.28) Suggested answers
(2.29) The 1774 Act for regulating madhouses
(2.30) Section 2: recap
(2.31) Section 2: