Here are some truly shocking photos of what it used to be like to walk the halls of an asylum. There were countless reasons for being admitted to this asylum in the late 1800's, including laziness and egotism. Therefore, treatments included radium therapy, and diathermia, which was a treatment which sent a jolt of electricity through the patient's brain. Moreover, other patients had to wear masks to stop violent patients from biting people. So, it was once believed that mental disorders could be steamed away too.