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Any of various disorders characterized by impairment of an individual's thoughts, emotions, or social functioning, including schizophrenia and mood disorders such as bipolar disorder.
(Pathology) any of various disorders in which a person's thoughts, emotions, or behaviour are so abnormal as to cause suffering to himself, herself, or other people
any of various forms of psychosis or severe neurosis. Also called men′tal disor′der, men′tal disease`.
Any of various disorders or diseases characterized by abnormal patterns of thought and behavior.
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|Noun||1.||mental illness - any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention|
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (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"
megalomania - a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind
psychosis - any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
mental health - the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment