By Ronald J. Comer

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The moon supposedly had the power to impregnate women, to make plants grow, and to drive people crazy. Later societies also credited the power of the moon to affect behavior—the so-called Transylvania Effect—and applied the terms “lunatic” and “lunacy” to certain persons and behaviors to capture their lunar, or moonlike, qualities. , 2007; Owens & McGowan, 2006; Kung & Mrazek, 2005). A number of scientists have advanced theories to explain a possible lunar effect on human behavior. Some, for example, say that since the phases of the moon affect the tides of the oceans, they may have similar effects on the bodily fluids of human beings, whose composition is more than 80 percent water (Thakur & Sharma, 1984).

322). Abnormal Psychology: Past and Present :// 11 The Granger Collection During the early part of the Renaissance, a period of flourishing cultural and scientific activity (about 1400–1700), demonological views of abnormality continued to decline. German physician Johann Weyer (1515–1588), the first physician to specialize in mental illness, believed that the mind was as susceptible to sickness as the body was. He is now considered the founder of the modern study of psychopathology. The care of people with mental disorders continued to improve in this atmosphere.

He is now considered the founder of the modern study of psychopathology. The care of people with mental disorders continued to improve in this atmosphere. In England such individuals might be kept at home while their families were aided financially by the local parish. Across Europe religious shrines were devoted to the humane and loving treatment of people with mental disorders. Perhaps the best known of these shrines was at Gheel in Belgium. Beginning in the fifteenth century, people came to it from all over the world for psychic healing.

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