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., Pam M.S., "WAREHOUSING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/warehousing/ (accessed September 18, 2021).