electro shock http://iowapublicradio.org en Mental Health Flashbacks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mental-health-flashbacks <p>It was 150 years ago this week when the “Iowa Lunatic Asylum” opened in Mount Pleasant and the state’s first mental health patient was admitted. Just about everything has changed since then, but a series of old television documentaries reveals a glimpse of the dark days of mental health care in Iowa, including frightening treatments now abandoned. Original WOI-TV documentary was filmed in 1952.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1803 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mental Health Flashbacks