Hahnemann was the true pioneer in the treatment of mental illness.

However, Hahnemann laid in addition the foundations of a successful medicinal treatment of mental illnesses. Hahnemann was just conducting his first provings in homeopathic medicine in the early 1790's when Duke Ernst von Sachsen-Gotha handed Hahnemann an established mental asylum in Georgenthal, near Gotha. Hahnemann settled there in 1791 and Herr Klockenbring, was the only patient staying at the mental asylum. Hahnemann succeeded in curing Klockenbring which is recorded by Hahnemann in his Lesser Writings. The details of Klockenbring's behavior are recorded, which are described as that of an acute manic psychotic episode. It was around the same time that Pinel broke the chains at Bicêtre.

Herr Klockenbring, was the secetary of chancery and a former police officer, a highly respected man in society. There were false accusations made publicly about Klockenbring and this made him spiral into a state of psychosis in the winter of 1791-92. The greatest physicians were baffled by the case and it was in June of 1792 that he came under the care of Hahnemann. Hahnemann succeeded in curing him by March of 1793. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann laid out the ground work on the treatment of mental illness and his method works the same way two hundred years ago as it does today.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century homeopathic psychiatric hospitals existed throughout the United States.

There was a time in the late 19th century and early 20th century that homeopathic psychiatric hospitals existed throughout the United States in seven different states. In the time of the homeopathic psychiatric hospitals many patients were discharged having made full recoveries.The first homeopathic psychiatric hospital was founded in May 1874 in Middletown, New York. Middletown Homeopathic Hospital strictly used homeopathic medicine and they did not require the use of opiates, bromides or chloral hydrate, which were the conventional treatments of that time, used to control the patients. Unfortunately, at the approach of the Great Depression, the homeopathic psychiatric hospitals were changed over to the "standard treatment model" because of lack of funding to keep the homeopathic psychiatric hospitals open.

Statistics of the Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital show that many patients who were treated for psychiatric illnesses were discharged as recovered.

Homeopathy is a science that has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that homeopathy is the second-most used medical system internationally.

Lydia With Dr. J. Scholten Homeopathic Doctor and Professor In The Netherlands

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Homeopathic Psychiatry

According to current Canadian statistics 20% of the population will suffer from some type of mental illness at some point in their lives.

Mental illness is present in our society at an alarmingly high rate. According to current Canadian statistics 20% of the population will suffer from some type of mental illness at some point in their lives. Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives. 1% of the population will develop bipolar disorder and another 1% will develop schizophrenia. Anxiety disorders affect 12% of the population. Personality disorders affect about 6-9% of the population. 3% of women will be affected by an eating disorder during their lifetime. Suicide accounts for 24% percent of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds. In 1998, suicide accounted for 2% of all deaths in Canada.

Over the centuries, there has been rises and falls in cures claimed to be effective in the treatment of psychiatric illness.

Mental illness has existed for a long time; there are historical records of mental illness dating back to the biblical times. Treatments ranged from bloodletting, shock therapy, lobotomies and currently the saturation of pharmaceutical drugs. For many centuries it was believed that mental illness was a possession of the devil or evil spirits, which then justified the mistreatment of the mentally ill. The eighteenth century was the worst in history for the treatment of the mentally ill, which included prolonged physical and mental torture. In 1772, at the height of the French Revolution, Phillipé Pinel made some radical changes in the way the mentally ill were treated. Pinel demonstrated that harsh treatment of the insane was ineffective and he opened the way to humane treatment of the mentally ill.

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