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.



129 BCE

The Roman physician Asclepiades, advocated humane treatments for people suffering mental disorders, and had insane persons freed from confinement and treated them with natural therapy, such as diet and massages.