mental case

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Noun1.mental case - a person suffering from neurosismental case - a person suffering from neurosis  
claustrophobe - a person suffering from claustrophobia
hysteric - a person suffering from hysteria
obsessive - a person who has obsessions
obsessive-compulsive - a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics
psychopath, sociopath - someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
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We stopped the truck and took off after him, figuring he must've have been some kind of escaped mental case.
The guy's a ***ing mental case," I say, "And anyway I don't think he's going to be serving us any more drinks.
MAYBE she really was a mental case, into some nasty weird s***, and her husband is just the normal one who knew.
My daughter-in-law has labeled me a mental case to family members, friends and acquaintances.
Kim contends, however, that embracing causal overdetermination in the mental case should be resisted for at least three reasons: (1) it is implausible, (2) it makes mental properties causally dispensable, and (3) it violates the Causal Closure Principle.
Do not talk to me like I am a mental case," Tahiry tells her former best friend.
While it's possible that this mental case lifted his very rationale from the pages of their books and that their rhetoric encouraged his violence, he'll be the one called a "fanatic.
Everyone else had written her off as some neurotic, a mental case who not only wasn't eating enough but lied about it, yet Falchuk's intuition told him the picture didn't fit.
Her harried mother and older sisters are exasperated but go along with her pretense, even when she leaves school and is seen as a mental case.
FOOTBALLERS Wives current mental case Amber Gates is an inspiration to bereaved families, according to the latest word from Co-operative Funeralcare.
The huge total also includes debt write-offs made on behalf of clients by a special mental case health worker.