from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hospital for the care and treatment of patients affected with acute or chronic mental illness. Also called mental hospital.
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- n. a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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Because a visit to the children’s unit of a psychiatric hospital can be intense, Dr. Joshi recommends that sibling visits be conducted in the hospital cafeteria or in a place similarly secluded from the stark realities of life on the unit.