Part of speech:
A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
The capability of eliciting intense interest or of being very attractive.
(Countable) Someone or something wished for.
The fact or state of being obsessed with an idea, desire, emotion, etc.
A group of psychiatric symptoms, including heightened emotionality, attention-seeking behavior, and preoccupation with physical symptoms that may not be explainable by a medical condition. The term hysteria is no longer in clinical use, and such symptoms are currently attributed to any of several psychiatric conditions, including somatic symptom disorder, conversion disorder, and histrionic personality disorder.
Incapacity to form the criminal intent necessary for legal responsibility, as when a mental disorder prevents a person from knowing the difference between right and wrong.
Delirium is defined as a feeling of extreme uncontrolled excitement, or a feeling of confusion and paranoia.
Something arousing such interest or zeal
Any of the Gospel narratives of Jesus' Passion and of accompanying events
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
Any thing or activity to which one is excessively or irrationally devoted
The definition of a fixation is a point of focus, an obsession or the chemical reduction into a solid form.
A thought, notion, or utterance:
Loss of cognitive abilities, including memory, concentration, communication, planning, and abstract thinking, resulting from brain injury or from a disease such as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes.
The definition of a disturbance is an interruption of what should be going on, or a bothersome intrusion.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Great or wild foolishness:
(Countable) A mental disorder.
Mental illness. No longer in clinical use.
The condition of being unbalanced; imbalance
Mental disorder or lapse
Mental derangement; insanity
A matter that relates to or affects one:
The condition of having a sound and rational mind; being mentally healthy and having the ability to distinguish right from wrong. In all jurisdictions, being sane is presumed, and it is up to the defense to prove the contrary to be true. Synonymous with sanity. See also insanity and insanity defense.
A hankering (to do something); mania
a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently
The definition of hysterical is laughing or crying for a long time or something that is extremely funny.
A condition involving use of a substance, such as a drug or alcohol, or engagement in a behavior, such as gambling, in which a person has strong cravings, is unable to stop or limit the activity, continues the activity despite harmful consequences, and experiences distress upon discontinuance:
A reason for dread or apprehension:
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