old insane asylumsPatients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades. These old insane asylums sure look depressing.

old insane asylumsPatients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades. These old insane asylums sure look depressing.

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Cane Hill was an insane asylum in Croydon London in use until 1991

Cane Hill was an insane asylum in Croydon London in use until 1991

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Frightening look at old insane asylums.  Poster showing acceptable reasons for admission.

Frightening look at old insane asylums. Poster showing acceptable reasons for admission.

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Genealogy: Beyond the BMD: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World! #genealogy #familyhistory

Genealogy: Beyond the BMD: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World! #genealogy #familyhistory

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"Scratched" Shot in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands. A door to one of the patient's room is pretty badly scratched by someone...or something... #asylum

"Scratched" Shot in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands. A door to one of the patient's room is pretty badly scratched by someone...or something... #asylum

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Picture of doctors in an insane asylum.   Very odd. 'They're comming to take me away ah ha...'

Picture of doctors in an insane asylum. Very odd. 'They're comming to take me away ah ha...'

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Straight Jacket by *PlaceboFX on deviantART

Straight Jacket by *PlaceboFX on deviantART

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Asylum Power Plant | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Asylum Power Plant | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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11 Creepy Images from Old Hospitals Gallery: creepy is right... | Break.com

11 Creepy Images from Old Hospitals Gallery: creepy is right... | Break.com

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tranquilizer chair used in insane asylums

tranquilizer chair used in insane asylums

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