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asylum

asylum  

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Safe haven and protection from persecution, particularly for a refugee.
bioethics

bioethics  

(by-oh-eth-iks)an area of applied ethics relating to moral behaviour in the life sciences. Medical ethics is now often considered a subspecialty of bioethics (biomedical ethics).
hospital

hospital  

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Christian hospitals were founded from the 4th cent. onwards and became numerous in the Middle Ages, when they were commonly associated with monastic orders. Most medieval hospitals in England were ...
Menninger, Karl (1893–1990), and William (1899–1966)

Menninger, Karl (1893–1990), and William (1899–1966)  

Psychiatrists, founders of the Menninger Foundation.Karl Menninger, together with his father, Charles Frederick Menninger, founded the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, in 1919. The clinic began as ...
mental illness

mental illness  

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A disputed concept (see, for example, the entries elsewhere in this dictionary on Laing and anti-psychiatry) founded on the everyday contrast between mind and body which, when applied to illness, ...
mental retardation

mental retardation  

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A mental disorder characterized by arrested or incomplete mental development, with onset before age 18, leading to significantly below-average intellectual functioning (specifically, IQ below 70), ...
psychotherapy

psychotherapy  

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(sy-koh-th'e-răpi)psychological (as opposed to physical) methods for the treatment of mental disorders and psychological problems. There are many different approaches to psychotherapy, including ...
Welfare, Federal.

Welfare, Federal.  

The term “welfare” has been radically transformed in the last half century, narrowing from its original generic meaning to refer mainly to one disadvantaged program, Aid to Families with Dependent ...

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