The earliest presence of mental health hospitals can actually be traced back to 7th or 8th century Baghdad! Now, when people think about mental health institutions from the past, they often think of prison-like cells and abominable treatment. That was not the case in these early Muslim institutions. Join Dr. Rania Awaad as she describes the first homes of healing found throughout the Muslim world.
This series was brought to you in collaboration with the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab.