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1 Josh Hoag and Brendan Wright

2 Definition A psychiatric disorder that causes unusual behavior. Hill, Gerald, and Kathleen Hill. "incompetency legal definition of incompetency. incompetency synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.." Legal Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov

3 Declaring incompetency A medical doctor is tasked with conducting a thorough psyche evaluation after any brain related injury or psychological trauma, the court is tasked with relaying the doctor’s recommendation and enforcing it. In the case that the patient fails to be able to make reasonable and competent decisions, the court will have a power of attorney appointed in order to make those decisions for them. Hill, Gerald, and Kathleen Hill. "incompetency legal definition of incompetency. incompetency synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.." Legal Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov

4 Bethlem Royal Hospital A famous mental institution that was re-founded in 1330 as a hospital and gained the reputation of housing some of England’s most malevolent patients. Conditions were extremely poor with the most violent patients being chained to the floor and restrained in strait jackets. In many cases people would pay a penny to see “show of Bethlehem” which showcased the freak shows of the hospital. "Dark Destinations - The Bethlem Royal Hospital." TheCabinet.com - The Horror Web Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov >.

5 Bethlem Royal Hospital (cont) Conditions continued to become worse during the early 1800’s with inmates rooms not even having glass in the windows, making the winters almost unbearable. When and if patients were ever finally released there was some speculation that they were licensed to beg on the streets of London. "Dark Destinations - The Bethlem Royal Hospital." TheCabinet.com - The Horror Web Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov >.

6 Frances Farmer A promising young actress born on September 19, 1913 was the victim of a misuse of power when admitted to the Kimball Sanitarium and treated with various forms of shock therapy including insulin shock therapy. All of this just from being arrested and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Her mother entered a lengthy legal battle to regain her from the institution and eventually won custody. Within six months of being in her mother’s care, Frances attacked her mother and was then committed to

7 Frances Farmer (cont) Western State Hospital where she received electro-convulsive shock treatment and was pronounced completely cured only three months later. After spending a very short time away from WSH she was recommitted and stayed almost five years excluding a parole in " Frances Farmer Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com." Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov

8 Works Cited "Frances Farmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov "Bethlem Royal Hospital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov "HistoryLink.org- the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History." HistoryLink.org- the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov "Dark Destinations - The Bethlem Royal Hospital." TheCabinet.com - The Horror Web Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov >.. " Frances Farmer Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com." Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov

9 Works Cited (cont) "NAMI | About Mental Illness." NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness - Mental Health Support, Education and Advocacy. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov Hill, Gerald, and Kathleen Hill. "incompetency legal definition of incompetency. incompetency synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.." Legal Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov


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