Psychiatric hospital  

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A psychiatric hospital (also called, at various places and times, mental hospital or mental ward, historically often asylum or lunatic asylum), is a hospital specialising in the treatment of persons with mental illness. Psychiatric wards differ only in that they are a unit of a larger hospital.

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