And, after viewing this list of "medical" reasons people were admitted to West Virginia’s Hospital for the Insane in the late 1800s, we have to admit that it seems like there was A LOT that could land you in a straightjacket in those days.
Some notables on the list? "Bad whiskey," "menstrual deranged," "political excitement," "masturbation for 30 years" (not to mention "suppressed masturbation"), and the ol' "parents were cousins" reason. Check out the entire fascinating list after the click. (Dangerous Minds)