mental condition


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Noun1.mental condition - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
frame of mind, state of mind - a temporary psychological state
aboulia, abulia - a loss of will power
anhedonia - an inability to experience pleasure
depersonalisation, depersonalization - (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in an impersonal social machine
hypnosis - a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion
fugue - a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days
psychic trauma, trauma - an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
morale - a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
anxiety, anxiousness - (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
hallucinosis - a mental state in which the person has continual hallucinations
identity crisis - distress and disorientation (especially in adolescence) resulting from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one's self and one's role in society
nerves, nervousness - an uneasy psychological state; "he suffered an attack of nerves"
delusion, psychotic belief - (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
mental health - the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
mental disease, mental illness, psychopathy - any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
elation - an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
annoyance, botheration, irritation, vexation - the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
spell, trance, enchantment - a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
disassociation, dissociation - a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
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And in the same way every action of an insane, intoxicated, or highly excited man appears less free and more inevitable to one who knows the mental condition of him who committed the action, and seems more free and less inevitable to one who does not know it.
He is an illustration of the period of culture in which the faculty of appreciation has obtained such a preponderance over that of production that the latter sinks into a kind of rank sterility, and the mental condition becomes analogous to that of a malarious bog.
A medical man was also charged with the duty of reporting on the mental condition of the servant, which appeared at present to debar him from giving any evidence of the least importance.
By their extreme disaccord with her mental condition these words produced on her a slightly suffocating effect.
On the question of her mental condition, however, he made a very important statement.
He never recovered the surprise the Rioters had given him, and remained in the same mental condition down to the last moment of his life.
Besides, for the last year or more a modification had been going forward in my mental condition, and was growing more and more marked.
The fact that he had made no use of what he had stolen was put down partly to the effect of remorse, partly to his abnormal mental condition at the time of the crime.
But Meg was quite as well acquainted with her master's mental state as many others of her sex with the mental condition of the nice young gentlemen towards whom their hearts are in a state of fluttering expectation.
It was an unconscious development, but it was based upon physical and mental condition.
He sums up his mental condition when asked a question by replying that he "don't know nothink.
Equally, if his heart had given entertainment to that prohibited guest, his silent fighting of his way through the mental condition of this period might have been a little meritorious.