Mental Illness synonyms and antonyms

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A mood disorder characterized usually by anhedonia, extreme sadness, poor concentration, sleep problems, loss of appetite, and feelings of guilt, helplessness, and hopelessness.
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A severe or incapacitating emotional disorder, especially when occurring suddenly and marked by depression. Not in scientific use.
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A psychological state characterized by excessive anxiety or insecurity, compensated for by various defense mechanisms and lacking evidence of neurologic or other organic disease. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.
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A major mental disorder of unknown cause typically characterized by a separation between the thought processes and the emotions, a distortion of reality accompanied by delusions and hallucinations, a fragmentation of the personality, motor disturbances, bizarre behavior, etc., often with no loss of basic intellectual functions
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Plural form of delusion
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Paranoia is a mental disorder with delusions or extreme irrational fear or distrust of others.
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Any of a group of psychiatric disorders in which a person's abnormal self-perception or ability to relate to others results in undesirable behaviors and interferes with normal social and emotional functioning.
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Psychosis is a serious mental disorder in which a person has impaired views of reality and whose personality is very disorganized.
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The condition of being unbalanced; imbalance
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An excessive, persistent enthusiasm, liking, craving, or interest; obsession; craze
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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.
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any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
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A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.
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A mental disorder, especially one of a minor or temporary character. [Early 19th century.]
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An irrational or obsessive fear or anxiety, usually of or about something particular.
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A personality disorder indicated by a pattern of lying, exploitation, heedlessness, arrogance, sexual promiscuity, low self-control, and lack of empathy and remorse. Violent and criminal offenses may be indicative of this disorder.
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The property of being deranged.
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Enthusiasm; excitement:
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Any of the various diseases affecting the mind onset by brain damage or genetics described in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems sections 290 through 319.
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(Uncountable) The state of being broken in mind; imbecility or weakness of intellect; derangement.
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The definition of insanity is having a serious mental illness or being extremely foolish.
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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.
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The definition of a disturbance is an interruption of what should be going on, or a bothersome intrusion.
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Mental derangement; insanity
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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.
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