Early imagery of the patients of the mental institution. The image of the woman was supposedly in the institution for dementia in a catatonic state. The age of the female strikes me as surprising. The disturbing and unnatural nature of her pose combined with the 'house of the prairie' dress creates an intriguing visual oxymoron. credit: unknown
Here are some general facts about schizophrenia. This diagram briefly discusses the history of the mental illness, environmental factors, some signs and symptoms, and how one might receive a diagnosis.
Catatonia is a disturbance of motor behavior that can have either a psychological or neurological cause. Its most well-known form involves a rigid, immobile position that is held by a person for a considerable length of time— often days, weeks, or longer.