WAREHOUSING

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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: N., Sam M.S., "WAREHOUSING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/warehousing/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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