160 episodes

The history of mental illness is insane.

We're All Mad Here We're All Mad Here

    • Society & Culture
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The history of mental illness is insane.

    160: The Lady with the Lamp

    160: The Lady with the Lamp

    According to modern day psychologists, when16 year old Florence Nightingale said that God had told her that she needed to be a nurse, she wasn’t speaking metaphorically; it was her first experience with auditory hallucinations. Using Florence’s private writing and her correspondence, historians and psychologists determined that she dealt with bipolar disorder, which both helped […]

    • 24 min
    159: The Insider

    159: The Insider

    NOTE: In this episode, you’ll hear my volume going up and down slightly. This isn’t my mic or my editing; it’s my actual voice due to currently having COVID and being unable to support my voice for a full sentence. I’ll most likely re-record this episode once I have my lung capacity back, but I […]

    • 27 min
    158: Eloise in Detroit

    158: Eloise in Detroit

    Just outside Detroit, Michigan, a poorhouse was built in the early 1800s. In addition to treating the mentally ill, Eloise Hospital had many other uses, pioneered treatments, and was once pronounced the most expensive psychiatric facility in the world. www.patreon.com/allmadpodcast SOURCES: https://web.archive.org/web/20140512231142/http://www.thewaynedispatch.com/history-of-eloise/ https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/westland/2020/08/07/former-eloise-asylum-westland-could-become-hotel-event-space/3305085001/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eloise_(psychiatric_hospital) https://fornology.blogspot.com/2018/05/when-we-called-insane-asylum-eloise.html

    • 9 min
    157: Deok-hye

    157: Deok-hye

    Princess Deok-hye, the last princess of Korea, started life as a happy child. But when she was 8, her father died and a series of unfortunate events quickly followed. Forced to move to Japan due to annexation, where her mental health declined, historians consider Deok-hye’s life to have been stolen by colonization. SOURCES: https://historyofyesterday.com/the-tragic-life-of-the-last-princess-of-korea-b6812df49041 http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20121211000831 […]

    • 10 min
    156: Parasocial Relationships

    156: Parasocial Relationships

    Have you ever been a fan of someone famous and just KNOW that the two of you would be friends if you met? That’s known as a parasocial relationship. But are parasocial relationships normal? Are they safe? What does the object of affection get from the relationship? www.patreon.com/allmadpodcast SOURCES: https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/parasocial-relationships-online-cancelling-bon-appetit Parasocial Relationships: The Nature of […]

    • 18 min
    155: Baby Gumm

    155: Baby Gumm

    We all know Judy Garland as one of the most successful actors of the classic Hollywood days. But behind the scenes of her famous movies, Judy- with some help from MGM Studios- was struggling with mental health and drug addiction. www.patreon.com/allmadpodcast

    • 27 min

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