Dr. Maria T. Lymberis, MD

Clinical & Forensic Psychiatry in Los Angeles, California

A Brief History of Psychiatry

This is an arbitrary bird’s eye view that omits the many valuable but too numerous contributors that have made the present day science and practice of psychiatry possible.

Brattleboro Retreat

Brattleboro Retreat


Anna Hunt Marsh a pioneer in the field of mental health in the US, established in Vermont the Brattleboro Retreat, the first independent private institution for the care of the mentally ill. Treatment methods emphasized fresh air, physical activity, educational enrichment, therapeutic farm and kitchen work, and supportive staff.