Psychiatry was not so evolved earlier. The blame for children suffering mental disorders was directly put on parents or mothering. And, parents took the guilt to their grave. When shocks were given to “cure” patients, the already traumatized family wasn’t counselled about what was going on and how to deal with it. The famous rock and roll artist Lou Reed underwent such a painful treatment in his teenage years. His sister opens up about the suffering endured by the family.
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