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History of psychiatric institutions The York Retreat c. Modern psychiatric hospitals evolved from, and eventually replaced the older lunatic asylums. The development of the modern psychiatric hospital is also the story of the rise of organized, institutional psychiatry. Hospitals known as bimaristans were built throughout Arab countries beginning around the early 9th century, with the first in Baghdad under the leadership of the Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid.
While not devoted solely to patients with psychiatric disorders, they often contained wards for patients exhibiting mania or other psychological distress. They advocated the viewing of mental illness as a disorder that required compassionate treatment that would aid in the rehabilitation of the victim.
The arrival in the Western world of institutionalisation as a solution to the problem of madness was very much an event of the nineteenth century.
The first public mental asylums were established in Britain; the passing of the County Asylums Act empowered magistrates to build rate-supported asylums in every county to house the many 'pauper lunatics'.
Nine counties first applied, the first public asylum opening in in Nottinghamshire. Inthe newly appointed Commissioners in Lunacy were empowered to license and supervise private asylums.
The Lunacy Act made the construction of asylums in every country compulsory with regular inspections on behalf of the Home Secretary. The Act required asylums to have written regulations and to have a resident physician.
This growth coincided with the growth of alienismlater known as psychiatry, as a medical specialism. Asylums was a key text in the development of deinstitutionalization. Involuntary treatments are among the many psychiatric practices which are questioned by the mental patient liberation movement.
Most psychiatric hospitals now restrict internet access and any device that can take photos. Patients may also apply for release at any time and receive a full hearing on the application. Crisis stabilization[ edit ] Vienna 's Narrenturm — German for "fools' tower"—was one of the earliest buildings specifically designed for mentally ill people.
It was built in Emergency psychiatry The crisis stabilization unit is in effect an emergency department for psychiatry, frequently dealing with suicidal, violent, or otherwise critical individuals. Open units[ edit ] Open units are psychiatric units that are not as secure as crisis stabilization units.
They are not used for acutely suicidal persons; the focus in these units is to make life as normal as possible for patients while continuing treatment to the point where they can be discharged. However, patients are usually still not allowed to hold their own medications in their rooms, because of the risk of an impulsive overdose.
While some open units are physically unlocked, other open units still use locked entrances and exits depending on the type of patients admitted. Medium term[ edit ] Another type of psychiatric hospital is medium term, which provides care lasting several weeks.
Most drugs used for psychiatric purposes take several weeks to take effect, and the main purpose of these hospitals is to monitor the patient for the first few weeks of therapy to ensure the treatment is effective. Juvenile wards[ edit ] Juvenile wards are sections of psychiatric hospitals or psychiatric wards set aside for children or adolescents with mental illness.
However, there are a number of institutions specializing only in the treatment of juveniles, particularly when dealing with drug abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, anxiety, depression or other mental illness.
Long-term care facilities[ edit ] In the UK long-term care facilities are now being replaced with smaller secure units some within the hospitals listed above.
Modern buildings, modern security and being locally sited to help with reintegration into society once medication has stabilized the condition   are often features of such units.
However these modern units have the goal of treatment and rehabilitation back into society within a short time-frame two or three years and not all patients' treatment can meet this criterion, so the large hospitals mentioned above often retain this role.Introducing Hub by Amazon.
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