shelterization

shelterization

Social medicine An adaptive response by those living in shelters for the homeless in the US, characterized by ↑ passive behavior and ↓ personal hygiene. See Homelessness, Institutionalization 'syndrome. '.
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[The research team] kept me from falling into the insanity of "Shelterization," which is a lonely pit of helplessness and hopelessness.
Shelterization: How the homeless adapt to shelter living.
"Shelterization: How the Homeless Adapt to Shelter Living," Hospital and Community Psychiatry 41:521-525.