Latest Psychiatric hospital Stories
By Coy, Jason P SECTION 4 DISEASE Madness, Religion and the State in Early Modem Europe: A Bavarian Beacon. By David Lederer (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xix plus 361 pp. $90.00).
By THOMAS, Kim New Zealand's mental health system has a dark history, with hundreds of former patients alleging abuse in state hospitals. KIM THOMAS tells the story of one woman who suffered abuse and explores what former patients are doing to try and take back their lives.
By James Davis Deseret News PROVO -- Some aspects of the Utah State Hospital's history may be harsh, but a hospital museum opened Tuesday with the aim that the past shouldn't be forgotten.
AT HER visit to Scotland's State Hospital at Carstairs, the Health Secretary revealed that the hospital is on target in reducing its patient numbers. Nicola Sturgeon said that it is important to stress that patient needs and public safety are paramount.
By STEWART PATERSON MORE than one-quarter of patients have been discharged from Scotland's State Hospital at Carstairs in just over a year, as it moves towards meeting a target of reducing beds by 40per cent.
By Blum, Nava Fee, Elizabeth AFTER MORE THAN 25 YEARS of planning and fundraising, American medical missionaries opened the first mental hospital in China in 1898. In 19th century China, the mentally ill were usually confined by their families in a dark room of the house, essentially neglected.
By Stastny, Peter Penney, Darby THE ATTIC AT WILLARD STATE Hospital in the village of Willard in upstate New York was lit by a beam of sunlight streaming between rows of wooden racks filled with suitcases-men's on the left side, women's on the right- alphabetized, labeled, and covered by thick dust and bird droppings.
It's difficult to comprehend, but the staff at the state mental hospital in Goldsboro ignored the needs of a patient seated in full view for more than 22 hours before he died.
Today it survives only as a name on a map, but in its time Hawkmoor Hospital at Bovey Tracey housed hundreds of patients.
By Allen Essex, Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas Aug. 6--BROWNSVILLE -- Cameron County officials are crunching numbers to fit huge cost increases into the 2008-2009 budget, with the aim of not increasing property taxes.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.