Greyhound therapy

"Greyhound therapy" is a pejorative term used in the US health care system since the mid-1960s to refer to mental health authorities' buying a ticket on a Greyhound Lines bus to get rid of possible "troublemaker" patients.[1][2]

The practice is still in use in certain mental-health circles.[3][4]

Diesel therapy or motorcoach therapy are similar terms for the practice and are usually used pejoratively.

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  1. ^ Margaret Downing (2000-07-06). "Board and Care(less) - Page 1 - News - Houston". Houston Press. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  2. ^ "'Greyhound Therapy' Detailed at Officers' Trial - Los Angeles Times". 2006-01-29. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  3. ^ Smith, John L. (2013-09-23). "Nevada Sued For 'Greyhound Therapy' For Mentally Ill Patients". Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  4. ^ "Hawaii Homeless Initiative Would Send Some Back To Mainland : The Two-Way". NPR. 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2013-12-04.