Ancient Madness
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Ancient Madness

Why Ancient Egyptians Had Surprisingly Progressive Views on Mental Illness

An argument against magic

Many people assume the Ancient Egyptians understood the world around them through supernatural forces, and mental illness resulted from demonic possession.

Yet, I would argue this assumption doesn’t tell the whole story. I believe this ancient civilization had…

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A publication about the fascinating history of psychiatry & mental illness through time

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