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The last day of the Vijverdal star fl at 14 April 2007. | Photo Engelbert Schins. 185 The construction of Vijverdal was commissioned by the of psychiatric disorders changed as quickly as the seasons. The Burgerlijk Armbestuur in the 1970s. The contractor also rise of psychopharmaceutical drugs, electroshock treatment and fi nanced the project. New construction was necessary because the wave of democratisation were among the causes of this the Calvariënberg Institution for the insane in the Abstraat, upheaval. Calvariënberg staff found it all but impossible to which had opened in 1951, was quickly found too small, with develop a clear vision for a new clinic in this worldwide chaotic its limited capactiy of 180 beds, and unsuitable as a treatment situation. The World Health Organisation's report The facility. During those years, psychiatry was going through a time community mental hospital gave a strong impulse to the debate, of turbulence in which ideas about the causation and treatment and gradually became the guiding light. The Burgerlijk


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