WAREHOUSING

noun. the practice of restraining people with cognitive disorders to large facilities for prolonged, frequently lifelong, custodial care. This colloquial terminology indicates absence of remediation beyond housing and feeding.

WAREHOUSING: "Experts have stated that mentally ill patients are being warehoused in prisons and detention centers in America. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "WAREHOUSING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/warehousing/ (accessed December 10, 2018).
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