One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
2hr 13min
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Named one of the 50 greatest films ever made, the movie explores psychiatric hospital practices during the 1960s, including electroshock therapy and lobotomies.
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Teaching Idea #1

Timeline of Treatment Practices
Research the history of mental illness treatments over time, such as trephination, bloodletting, isolation, convulsive therapies, such as metrazol, and lobotomies. Briefly describe each therapy and what it was meant to treat. When was the treatment practice used? When and why was it discontinued?