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[[ St. Servatius, Venray| Psychiatry and Venray]] go over a hundred years together. The lunatic of 1884 has led to achieving good care for psychiatric patients in Limburg. In 1905 started the construction of " Lunatic Asylum" St. Servatius for men. The client is the Superior General Father Amadeus Stockmans of the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity of Ghent. |+|
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The Kentucky General Assembly changed the name of the hospital to Western State Hospital
in 1919. Investigations by state officials and the Welfare Committee in the late 1930s resulted in renovations and higher standards. In 1950, 2,200 patients were admitted as "incompetent" with loss of rights. Tranquilizers came into use in 1955. By the late 1950s, several psychotropic medications were being marketed and there was a deinstitutionalization effort to weed out patients that did not need to be at the facility.