psychiatric hospital

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psychiatric hospital

a health care facility providing inpatient and outpatient therapeutic services to clients with behavioral or emotional illnesses.
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Mongeri also prepared the first comprehensive regulation in 1876, namely the Regulation of Mental Asylums, which was adapted from the French Mental Health Law of 1838 (11,12).
The 1960s was the time when there was recognition in Europe that asylums, particularly mental asylums, were actually detrimental to the well being of people.
The thirteen sections of the reader relate directly to the thirteen essays of that work, dealing with the rise of hospital medicine, the changing role of the hospital, the emergence of modern surgery, the role of the laboratory, the emergence of modern professionalism, women in medicine, disease in populations, colonial and imperial medicine, changing public health practices, eugenics, the growth of the mental asylum, war and medicine, and access to care.
I live with James in this flat converted from an old mental asylum.
This biography shows that behind the debonair charm he had a very erratic life as one expects of people in that peculiar world: his mother, unbeknown to him, has been confined in a mental asylum and he, for his part, enjoyed a long 'relationship' with the actor.
Also known as "The Red Virgin", Louise Michel was a rebel who spent much of her life on the run, in exile, in jail, or in danger of being locked in a mental asylum.
Carol Shloss says her biography of Lucia Joyce, who spent 30 years in a mental asylum, became a nightmare after run-ins with the writer's estate.
Instead, viewers are getting expensive drama series including America TV's "Sol negro" (Black Sun), about a rich boy in a mental asylum.
It all started in March 1965 when, having just been appointed alderman, he visited the Provincial Mental Asylum of Parma, for which he was responsible, and was horrified by the appalling conditions people were working and living in.
Before 1960, it had already survived decades of serving as a prison, mental asylum, poorhouse, hospital and graffiti canvas.
Counterpointing the deserts, the journeys, and the fantasies, he has constituted a sober catalogue of films (and, occasionally, photo-essays) on urban institutions--the political campaign (50,81%, 1974; Vues: Une campagne pour l'election presidentielle en France, 1988), the press (Numeros zero [Trial runs], 1977; Reporters, 1980), the mental asylum (San Clemente, 1980), the police (Faits divers [News items], 1983), the psychiatric emergency room (Urgences [Emergencies], 1987), and the court system (Delits flagrants [Caught in the act], 1994).