mental disturbance


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Noun1.mental disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotionmental disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
Asperger's syndrome - a psychiatric disorder usually noted during early school years; characterized by impaired social relations and by repetitive patterns of behavior
anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
psychosomatic disorder - a mental disorder that causes somatic symptoms
aberration - a disorder in one's mental state
conversion disorder, conversion hysteria, conversion reaction - a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
delirium - a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
delusional disorder - any mental disorder in which delusions play a significant role
encopresis - involuntary defecation not attributable to physical defects or illness
folie a deux - the simultaneous occurrence of symptoms of a mental disorder (as delusions) in two persons who are closely related (as siblings or man and wife)
personality disorder - inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior
affective disorder, emotional disorder, emotional disturbance, major affective disorder - any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
schizothymia - resembling schizophrenia but remaining within the bounds of normality
neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis - a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
dissociative disorder - dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
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The result was that when, late in the night, he locked himself in his room his brain was full of odd fancies; he was on the high road to mental disturbance.
And I also am feeling some unpleasant consequences of too much mental disturbance," said Mr.
When they coughed, they coughed like people accustomed to be forgotten on doorsteps and in draughty passages, waiting for answers to letters in faded ink, which gave the recipients of those manuscripts great mental disturbance and no satisfaction.
It was evident that he was undergoing some process of mental disturbance, and knowing how his past moods had interpreted things seemingly foreign to himself, I thought I would enter into his mind as well as I could and go with him
Her complexion partook of the pure monotony of tint which characterized her hair -- it was of the same soft, warm, creamy fairness all over, without a tinge of color in the cheeks, except on occasions of unusual bodily exertion or sudden mental disturbance.
And before his companion could reply he had managed to swing himself up and over the fence; March followed without much bodily effort, but with considerable mental disturbance.
I am afraid some shailas may cause mental disturbance and generate acts of hostility and antagonism," he posted.
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is suffering from a significant mental disturbance, which makes her unfit for her post, a clinical psychologist told lawmakers.
The idea - often repeated by those who would continue to allow the American public to own rapid-fire lethal weapons - that adding institutions to address public mental health as a means to stop mass killings "is ridiculous, because you can't put half the people in the country with a mental disturbance in mental hospitals", according to Columbia University forensic psychiatrist Doctor Michael Stone, an expert with deep experience studying mass murderers, cited by Nytimes.
That appears to have caused, as it has done in the past, a mental disturbance.
Lee, who has devoted her 20-year career to studying, predicting, and preventing violence, had also called for an evaluation of what she said Trump's mental disturbance.
In addition, she did not show signs of a headache, seizures, arthritis, vasculitis, or mental disturbance, which did not support the diagnosis of cerebral lupus.