revolving door syndrome

(redirected from revolving-door syndrome)

revolving door syndrome

1. In psychiatry, a patient's pattern of repeated admissions to psychiatric facilities. Since Penny is back here yet again, we need to devise a different treatment plan for her, to try and stop this revolving door syndrome.
2. The behavior exhibited by adult children who can no longer afford to live on their own and thus return home to live with their parents. My son is living with me once again and, given his disinterest in steady employment, I doubt this revolving door syndrome will ever end!
See also: door, revolve, syndrome
References in periodicals archive ?
Given this revolving-door syndrome, it becomes desirable, even imperative, for a wanting economy like ours to ensure the continuity of a good presidency by creating a culture of good governance.
David Bexon said: "The revolving-door syndrome now attached to this post is not helping an industry that requires stability and solid, long-term restructuring.
In fact, there is a revolving-door syndrome among fundamentalists.
A corollary to all of this is the revolving-door syndrome, in which Washington figures go back and forth between government and politics on the one hand and journalism on the other.