an institution for the care of people who are mentally ill.
a strong garment with long sleeves which can be tied together to confine the arms of a violent prisoner or mental patient.
A performance or display.
A gathering of amusements and recreation for the entertainment of a community.
A person who believes in a spiritual connection to a divine source, and its ability to connect them with universal truths that defy the intellect.
A modernist artistic movement originating in the early 20th century, which sought to reflect the emotional or psychological experience of a character rather than the literal reality of a situation. In German film movement, a genre which often depicted insanity, betrayal, a newly modern architecture, and reflected the psychological traumas of WWI.
wicked or evil.
take someone's attention away from one topic towards another.
relating to mental illness and its treatment.
repellent or vile.
a misconception that is completely out of step with reality, often symptomatic of a psychiatric disorder.
supernatural being, the nonphysical part of a human being, soul.
Official document authorizing someone to do something.
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