The Domestic Guide in Cases of Insanity: Pointing Out the Causes, Means of Preventing, and Proper Treatment of that Disorder, Tema 54

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Chester, 1806 - 116 páginas
 

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Página 83 - But know that in the Soul Are many lesser Faculties that serve Reason as chief; among these Fancy next Her office holds ; of all external things, Which the five watchful Senses represent, She forms Imaginations, Aery shapes, Which Reason joining or disjoining, frames All what we affirm or what deny, and call Our knowledge or opinion; then retires Into her private Cell when Nature rests.
Página 83 - Which reason, joining or disjoining, frames All what we affirm or what deny, and call Our knowledge or opinion; then retires Into her private cell. When nature rests Oft in her absence mimic Fancy wakes To imitate her; but misjoining shapes, Wild work produces oft, and most in dreams; 111 matching words and deeds long past or late.
Página 30 - ... expressed with fervency and extravagance; their enmities with intolerance and disgust. They now become impatient of contradiction, and scorn reproof. For supposed injuries, they are inclined to quarrel and fight with those about them. They have all the appearance of persons inebriated, and those who are unacquainted with the symptoms of approaching mania, generally suppose them to be in a state of intoxication. At length, suspicion creeps in upon the mind, they are aware of plots which had never...
Página 31 - Those under the influence of the depressing passions, will exhibit a different train of symptoms. The countenance wears an anxious and gloomy aspect, and they are little disposed to speak. They retire from the company of those with whom they have formerly associated, seclude themselves in obscure places, or lie in bed the greatest part of their time.
Página 29 - ... little sleep, they are loquacious, and disposed to harangue, and decide promptly and positively upon every subject that may be started. Soon after, they are divested of all restraint in the declaration of their opinions of those with whom they are acquainted. Their friendships are expressed with fervency and extravagance; their enmities with intolerance and disgust. They now become impatient of contradiction, and scorn reproof. For supposed injuries...
Página 88 - I ask your pardon ; you are a wise and understanding man, for admitting pride to be my complaint, you have taken a most excellent way to cure me. Your physic, and your authority, and these shackles, will cure pride, I'll warrant them." Walking out with a patient on one occasion, we met a gentleman of our acquaintance; to whom, after the first salutations were over, the patient said, " Well, Sir, I don't eat the bread of idleness at Spring Vale.
Página 30 - ... restraint in the declaration of their opinions of those with whom they are acquainted. Their friendships are expressed with fervency and extravagance; their enmities with intolerance and disgust. They now become impatient of contradiction, and scorn reproof. For supposed injuries, they are inclined to quarrel and fight with those about them. They have all the appearance of persons inebriated, and those who are unacquainted with the symptoms of approaching mania, generally suppose them to be in...
Página 96 - ... a maniac confined in the room over my own . . . bellowed like a wild beast and shook his chain, almost constantly for several days and nights ... I therefore got up, took a hand whip and gave him a few smart stripes upon the shoulder . . . He disturbed me no...
Página 29 - On the approach of mania, they first become uneasy, are incapable of confiningtheir attention, and neglect any employment to which they have been accustomed. They get but little sleep; they are loquacious, and disposed to harangue and decide promptly and positively upon every subject that may be started. Soon after, they are divested of all restraint in the declaration of their opinions of those with whom they are acquainted. Their friendships are expressed with...
Página vii - Some successful practice, and many sleepless nights, jccasioned at one time by the noise of the maniac's chain, at another by my anxiety for his recovery, may entitle me to the privilege of giving my opinion, notwithstanding the knowledge and learning displayed in several recent publications on this subject. The only claim to notice that the following pages can pretend to, is a few plain instructions, adapted to the meanest capacity, founded upon more than forty years...

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