The History of Emotional Disorders

By muled58
  • Mar 20, 1547

    First Institution established in London, known as Bedlam

    '' > Emotional or Behavioral Disorders</a>People were beaten, starved, chained, Family could view treatment and it was a popular form of entertainment.
  • Europeans isolated treatment of the mentally ill

    '' Europeans began to isolate mentally ill people in dungeons and asylums,chained to walls.' American Experience| A Brilliant Madness|Timeline
  • Mentally ill individuals with emotional/behavioral disabilities in mental hospitals

    American Experience|A Brilliant Experience|TimelineIn the late 1700's, attention grew about the treatment of the mentally ill people, so a reform was started. After the French Revolution, a French physician, Phillippe Pinel, forbids the use of chains and shackles, and offers them their own rooms and a place to exercise at the Paris Asylum.
  • Benjamin Rush- (father of American Psychiatry)

    '' >American Experience|A Brilliant Madness|Timeline</a>Benjamin Rush in the 1800's advocated and ordered for better treatment of the mentally ill and focused on more human methods of treatment for children as well with mentally ill problems.
  • Dorothea Dix- lobbyist for the mentally ill

    American Experience|A Brilliant Madness|TimelineDorothea Dix, observing the mentally ill people in Massachusetts of all ages, sees that they are being incarcerated with commom criminals and are left unclothed, beaten, chained, no heat, or bathrooms. She lobbies over the next 40 years to establish 32 state hospitals for the mentally ill.
  • Emil Kraepelin- German psychiatrist studies mental illness

    American Experience|A Brilliant Madness|TimelineGerman psychiatrist, Emil Kraipelin, studies mental illness more scientifically and distinguishes mental disorders. His research holds up today for distinguishing between manic-depressive psychosis and schizophrenia.
  • Early 1900's Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung develope primary treatments for the mentally ill.

    American Experience|A Brilliant Madness|TimelineSigmund Freud, Carl Jung begin developing primary treatments of neurotic mental disorders, using psychoanalytical therapies( "talking cures"). These are still used today with custodial care.
  • Clifford Beers- Founder of the National Committee for Mental Hygience- an education and advocacy group- this envolves into the National Mental Health Assoc.

    American Experience|A Brilliant Madness\TimelineClifford Beers published a book about his ordeal in a Connecticut mental institution detailing his treatment and experience. Within a year of being discharged, he called for reform and founded the National Committee for Mental hygience, an education and advocacy group. This organization will become the National Mental Health Association, the nation's largest organization for aspects of mental health and mental illness.
  • Juvenile Psychopathic Institute was established

    Psych.UICDr. William Healy, Agusta Bronner, Grace Fernald, and Julie Lathrop established the Junenile Psychopathic Institute and is opened.
  • Therapeutic Milieu- Bruno Bettelheim

    '' >Bruno Bettelheim- New World Encyclopedia</a>Bruno Bettelheim begins his work on the the therapeutic milieu for children with emotional disorders at the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago.
  • President Harry Truman signs Mental Health Act

    American Experience|A Brilliant Madness|TimelinePresident Harry Truman signs the Mental Health Act which calls for the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research into mind, brain, and behavior to reduce mental illness.
  • Project Re-ED is started' >Re-ED-Postive Ed. Program</a>Nicholas Hobbs started Project Re-ED ( Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children), which is a model for helping and addressing the needs of children with emotional disturbances in residential schools. The model contains twelve principles.
  • The Disturbed Child is published' >Emotional or Behavioral Disorders</a>Pearl H. and Esther P. Rothman wrote The Disturbed Child, in which they stress the need for a modified psychoanalytic approach to teaching children with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
  • Council for Children with Behavior Disorders Forms

    '' >Overview of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Historical Background</a>As a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders was formed. The CCBD has approximately 500 members which makes it the largest division of the CEC.
  • Conflict in the Classroom published

    Overview of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders HIstoryNicholas Long, William Morse, and Ruth Newman wrote "Conflict in the Classroom". This book contained recommendations for educating and identifying children with emotional disabilities.
  • Eli-Bower- Book defines emotional disturbance

    '' >Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Defined</a>Eli Bower wrote the book" The Early Identification of Children with Educational Handicaps." This book has influenced the definition that defines emotional disturbance which is used by the federal government.
  • Mills vs. Board of Education

    In Mills vs. Board of Education of the District of Columbia, filed on behalf of seven children that were being improperly excluded or denied a public education in Washington, D.C.. The suit was based on the 14th Amendent. The court ruled that the total exclusion of students with disabilities was unconstitutional. One of the students was Peter Mills, because he was being recommended for expulsion due to behavioral issues.This became framework for EAHCA.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act passes

    Education for All Handicapped Children ActPresident Gerald Ford signed this act into law, (PL (94-142), which mandated services for children with disabilities, including children with an emtional disturbance.
  • IDEA

    '' >IDEA</a>In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed and amended this act (IDEA). It was further amended in 1991,1997, and 2004. The amendments continued to have a monumental mpact on meeting the needs of students with emotional disturbances such as addressing FBA/BIP and manifestation determination.