LUNATIC ASYLUM

was a name historically used to described a psychiatric hospital or mental institution.

LUNATIC ASYLUM: "The term lunatic asylum was used to describe a mental hospital, however, is no longer in use."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LUNATIC ASYLUM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lunatic-asylum/ (accessed June 18, 2019).
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