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    Psychiatric Institution

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    A hospital for people with mental illnesses. The prison-like insane asylums of old are the kind usually seen in video games, being an extremely popular horror game setting.

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    In the past, most psychiatric hospitals were ineffective at actual treatment, serving more as prisons for the mentally ill. They also admitted excessive numbers of patients, and reasons for admission were often questionable.

    The archetypical insane asylum, especially when long-abandoned, is inexorably linked to the horror genre and has become something of a cliche.

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