Definition of Mental hospital

1. Noun. A hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person.

Definition of Mental hospital

1. Noun. A hospital facility designed to treat persons with serious mental disorders, as opposed to disorders of the body. ¹

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Medical Definition of Mental hospital

1. A medical institution for the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric and psychologic disorders. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Hospital

mental disorder
mental disorders
mental disorders diagnosed in childhood
mental disturbance
mental energy
mental exhaustion
mental faculty
mental fatigue
mental foramen
mental gymnastics
mental healing
mental health
mental health services
mental home
mental hospital (current term)
mental hospitals
mental hygiene
mental illness
mental illnesses
mental image
mental imagery
mental impairment
mental impression
mental institution
mental institutions
mental lexicon
mental measurement
mental nerve

Literary usage of Mental hospital

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness by Sasha Abramsky (2003)
"I shove things in my legs all the time and they don't care." RM expressed a desire to return to the state mental hospital. "I wish I could," she says, ..."

2. Mental Health, United States, 1998 edited by Ronald W Manderscheid, Marilyn J Henderson (1999)
"State mental health agencies favor the expansion of community-based services at the expense of State mental hospital services. ..."

3. Unsoundness of Mind by Thomas Smith Clouston (1911)
"The modern mental hospital is a totally different institution from the old "madhouse. ... The mental hospital is now one of the recognized parts of our ..."

4. Mental Health, United States, 1996 edited by Ronald W. Manderscheid, Mary A. Sonnenschein (1998)
"What should be the balance between community-based and State and county mental hospital services? — State mental health agencies favor the expansion of ..."

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