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Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century
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R. A. Houston

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198207870

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.001.0001

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Mind and Body: The Causes of Insanity

Mind and Body: The Causes of Insanity

(p.269) 6 Mind and Body: The Causes of Insanity
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This chapter explores the causes of insanity. The main development in ideas about causation was a change in the role of supernatural explanations and a growing preference for natural ones. The causes of sanity included physical and emotional trauma, bereavements and love, heredity, and alcohol.

Keywords:   causation, insanity, physical trauma, emotional trauma, bereavements, love, heredity, alcohol

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