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Y. Y. sleeps in his room that can accommodate six occupants of both genders. The mattress underneath him is at least ten years old, and as he complains, is difficult to sleep on because it is ?infested with fleas.? All of his belongings--including his clothes, shoes, food utensils and bed sheets--were brought from home because the hospital could not provide any of them. He used to be a teacher until he entered the ward after a manic episode.