Extreme Mental Health Treatments from 1930-1960

This overview of mental health treatments is the the fourth installment of a prereading/during reading activity to heighten the understanding of the play, A Streetcar Named Desire.  The intention of this video is to demonstrate to students how mentally ill patients were treated in the 1930’s-1960’s so that they can understand the main character, Blanche, on a level that the author intended.


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