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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there any relation of architectural structures to the well being of patients in mental health facility?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Probably not much: Menninger said its brains not bricks that make the difference in a treatment facility on the other hand bright cheerful surroundings probably are of some value.
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Evidence Suggests: The concept of 'healing architecture' has been developing over the last two decades and a large amount of research has been carried out into the impact of architectural design on the success of healthcare environments. Evidence that architects can significantly alter patients' experience and quality of life has led to changes in designing healthcare spaces. From rsa royal society of arts.
Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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