youdaimonia (youdaimonia) wrote in thequestionclub,
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I heard of a mental health/psycological phemonena which I want to research, but now i can't remember what it's called.

When someone who is rather functional (has something like depression, etc.) is put into the psych ward of a hospital, they tend to feel completely cured after release. While inside they compare themselves to all the truly insane people, and more or less "scare themselves straight." Feeling cured, though, is just illusory, and people usually relapse very quickly.

I can't remmeber the clinical term for this phenomena. Can any one help me? Does any one have any info about this?
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