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4-2020 12:00 AM

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In the mental health files I examine, the oppressive mental health language, descriptions, and inaccurate twentieth-century perceptions of female patients will be brought to light and reexamined. It is my hope that, by doing so, the patients who suffered will be remembered, and their stories never again repeated.

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Faculty Sponsor: Jessie Sams (Department of Languages, Cultures, and Communication)

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

The Things We Don’t See: Oppressive Mental Health Language in 1940’s East Texas

In the mental health files I examine, the oppressive mental health language, descriptions, and inaccurate twentieth-century perceptions of female patients will be brought to light and reexamined. It is my hope that, by doing so, the patients who suffered will be remembered, and their stories never again repeated.