Are asylums the same as mental hospitals, or are asylums flr the extream crazy people?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • An asylum is an old term for a psychiatric hospital and isn't used anymore.
    A mental hospital is just a generic term for a free-standing psychiatric hospital could be public or private, and won't have medical wards on the premises, only psychiatric patients.
    A psychiatric ward is a distinct area for the treatment of psychiatric patients usually in a larger medical hospital.

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What Guys Said 4

  • Pretty sure asylums are gone, they held a range of mentally unstable people and gave them a range of harsh treatments. I guess mental hospital is the new name for them, not as brutal though.

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  • I think asylums are for the ones that are dangerously crazy

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  • Mental hospitals sounds less severe than an asylum.

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  • I thought they were same just asylum an old name

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What Girls Said 1

  • I always thought they were the same thing. But I really don't know.

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