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19th Mar '17 5:14:12 PM jtierney50
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* The Parsons State Insane Asylum in the Cabot questline of ''VideoGame/Fallout4''. Depicted as a large gothic mansion, the purpose of the asylum - at least in part - is to hold [[spoiler:Lorenzo Cabot, Jack Cabot's father who has been driven insane by an artifact he retrieved from somewhere in the Middle East in 1894]]. The grounds of the asylum feature wheelchairs and the skeletons of those who died when the bombs dropped, implying that the asylum may have been more kind to its residents than most depicted in fiction. However, the basement of the asylum features the cells of many of the residents of the asylum (some still containing the skeletons or ghoulified residents), as well as intentionally creepy scenes set up in various cells. The asylum itself is based off of the real-life Danvers State Insane Asylum, and is a reference to [[Creator/HPLovecraft H.P. Lovecraft]] (in whose works Danvers appears, as well as the Arkham Sanitorium) as well as an homage to Arkham Asylum (a terminal makes references to [[Characters/BatmanTheCharacter Nightman]], [[ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} a lady dressed all in black leather]], and [[ComicBook/TheJoker a 10 year old murderer who won't stop laughing]].
15th Mar '17 10:28:53 AM alex226
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* Defied and Invoked in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Gates of Sleep]]''. Physician and Earth Master Andrew Pike tries to help the both the charity cases and the upper-class paying patients[[note]]mainly women burned out on social obligations, but he keeps a close eye out for worse issues[[/note]] he milks for operating funds to the best of his knowledge and [[PostModernMagic power]] at the sanitarium he set up, but when summoned to the bedside of half-trained Water Mage Marina Rosewood in a [[Literature/SleepingBeauty magical coma]] by her [[EvilUncle suspiciously unconcerned aunt]] he pretends he never met her[[note]]she had been helping him with a breakthrough in treating lead poisoning[[/note]] and plays a vaguely sociopathic experimenter stereotype to the hilt in order to get her out of there without arousing suspicion.

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* Defied and Invoked in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Gates of Sleep]]''. Physician and Earth Master Andrew Pike tries to help the both the charity cases and the upper-class paying patients[[note]]mainly women burned out on social obligations, but he keeps a close eye out for worse issues[[/note]] he milks for operating funds to the best of his knowledge and [[PostModernMagic [[PostModernMagik power]] at the sanitarium he set up, but when summoned to the bedside of half-trained Water Mage Marina Rosewood in a [[Literature/SleepingBeauty magical coma]] by her [[EvilUncle suspiciously unconcerned aunt]] he pretends he never met her[[note]]she had been helping him with a breakthrough in treating lead poisoning[[/note]] and plays a vaguely sociopathic experimenter stereotype to the hilt in order to get her out of there without arousing suspicion.
1st Mar '17 9:42:02 PM Vandegraff1
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' there is the king's asylum, allegedly a place where the patients are properly cared for, but Ward visited it once and didn't like what he saw. They don't seem to be very picky, either - Ward was just ObfuscatingStupidity, and his father intended to have him locked up there, which he would have done if the fees hadn't been so high.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' there is the king's asylum, allegedly a place where the patients are properly cared for, but Ward visited it once and didn't like what he saw. They don't seem to be very picky, either - Ward either--Ward was just ObfuscatingStupidity, and his father intended to have him locked up there, which he would have done if the fees hadn't been so high.high.
** In the sequel, ''Dragon Blood'', Ward ''is'' taken to the asylum and falls into the hands of a wizardly MadScientist. Things don't go well from there.
26th Feb '17 8:37:34 PM apprehensiveAcolyte
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*** Moreover, their "treatment" methods have been condemned as ''torture'' by the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on torture, and about 9 months '''after''' that condemnation was issued, America's largest autism "charity", Autism Speaks, ''endorsed'' the place for providing "a drug-free autism cure offered nowhere else in the nation". Want to know what's really terrible? There ''is'' no cure for Autism. It's just something you have to live with, and places like the JRC go out of their way to ''punish'' their "patients" for using their most effective way to cope.

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*** Moreover, their "treatment" methods have been condemned as ''torture'' by the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on torture, and about 9 months '''after''' that condemnation was issued, America's largest autism "charity", Autism Speaks, ''endorsed'' the place for providing "a drug-free autism cure offered nowhere else in the nation". Want to know what's really terrible? There ''is'' no cure for Autism. It's just something you have to live with, Autism, and places the Autistic community is actively against the idea of one. Places like the JRC go out of their way to ''punish'' their "patients" for using their most effective way to cope.natural differences in neurological wiring that harm absolutely no one.
25th Feb '17 2:09:42 AM DeepRed
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After the nickname of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlem_Royal_Hospital Bethlem Royal Hospital,]] the first psychiatric hospital in the world. First turned into a "madhouse" in 1403, by the 18th century it had basically become another part of London's entertainment industry. [[ValuesDissonance For a penny (or free on the first Tuesday of the month), visitors could watch the inmates' antics, and bring long sticks to "poke and enrage" them.]] Seriously.

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After the nickname of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlem_Royal_Hospital Bethlem Royal Hospital,]] the first psychiatric hospital in the world. First turned into a "madhouse" in 1403, by the 18th century it had basically [[TheFreakshow become another part of London's entertainment industry.industry]]. [[ValuesDissonance For a penny (or free on the first Tuesday of the month), visitors could watch the inmates' antics, and bring long sticks to "poke and enrage" them.]] Seriously.
24th Jan '17 10:56:35 AM Dravencour
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** It should be noted that many of said "Teen Treatment" facilities and places like them are deliberately built in areas outside of government jurisdiction so they can blatantly commit their abuse without fear of retribution.

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** It should be noted that many of said "Teen Treatment" facilities and places like them are deliberately built in areas outside of government jurisdiction so they can blatantly commit their abuse without fear of retribution. States that don't provide adequate oversight and regulations for the treatment of minors are also prime targets for these programs.
24th Jan '17 10:46:21 AM Dravencour
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* Many "Teen Treatment" facilities are [[http://www.heal-online.org/cedu.htm systematically]] [[http://www.heal-online.org/wwasp.htm abusive]]. The most infamous was Tranquility Bay. They finally closed it down after multiple lawsuits in 2009.

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* Many "Teen Treatment" facilities are [[http://www.heal-online.org/cedu.htm systematically]] [[http://www.heal-online.org/wwasp.htm miaminewtimes.com/news/rough-love-6336423 abusive]]. The most infamous of them was Tranquility Bay. They finally closed it down after multiple lawsuits in 2009.
22nd Jan '17 4:39:39 PM Xtifr
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* The grandaddy of all Bedlam House-themed songs would have to be the traditional British folk song [[http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_O%27Bedlam Tom O'Bedlam]]. The folk-rock band SteeleyeSpan adapted this song as "Boys of Bedlam."

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* The grandaddy of all Bedlam House-themed songs would have to be the traditional British folk song [[http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_O%27Bedlam Tom O'Bedlam]]. The folk-rock band SteeleyeSpan Music/SteeleyeSpan adapted this song as "Boys of Bedlam."
20th Jan '17 2:55:51 PM littletp
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* "{{Down Below}}" by [[{{Surrealism}} Leonora Carrington]], who was given experimental seizure-inducing drugs when she was interned after a nervous breakdown.

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* "{{Down Below}}" ''Down Below'' by [[{{Surrealism}} Leonora Carrington]], who was given experimental seizure-inducing drugs when she was interned after a nervous breakdown.
20th Jan '17 2:53:51 PM littletp
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* "Down Below" by [[{{Surrealism}} Leonora Carrington]], who was given experimental seizure-inducing drugs when she was interned after a nervous breakdown.

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* "Down Below" "{{Down Below}}" by [[{{Surrealism}} Leonora Carrington]], who was given experimental seizure-inducing drugs when she was interned after a nervous breakdown.
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