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Would more psychiatric asylums solve the mental health crisis in America?

from Quartz

For many, the phrase "psychiatric asylum" conjures up haunting and disturbing images: lobotomy procedures, drugged and restrained patients, the creepy facility in the movie "Shutter Island," the cruel Nurse Ratched from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." But that image may be outdated. In a provocative new paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, bioethicists at the University of Pennsylvania outline the crisis of mental health care in the United States, and propose a solution: Rehabilitate the ill-reputed institution of the psychiatric asylum. more


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