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Mental disorder   /mˈɛntəl dɪsˈɔrdər/   Listen
Mental disorder

(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.  Synonyms: disturbance, folie, mental disturbance, psychological disorder.

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"Mental disorder" Quotes from Famous Books

... him, I had reason to know. But he had dared to tamper with the normal functions of mind and body, to try fantastic tricks with that mysterious agent through which the healthy will commands the organism. And when the mental disorder, mocked at and preached against in happier years, at length ran through Foxden, the morbid condition of his system was powerless to resist ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864 • Various

... of mental disorder, has hurried many a man of genius out into the unknown. The list begins with such eminent men as Zeno, Cleanthes, Dionysius, Lucan, and Stilpo, and contains the names of such immortals as Chatterton, Blount, Haydon, Clive, ...
— Religion and Lust - or, The Psychical Correlation of Religious Emotion and Sexual Desire • James Weir

... revolution broke out in Sweden; King Gustave, whom a mental disorder had rendered unfit to rule, was removed from the throne and replaced by his aged uncle, the Duke of Sudermanie. As this new monarch had no children, the States Assembly, in order to designate a successor, chose the Prince of Holstein-Augustenburg, who took the title of ...
— The Memoirs of General the Baron de Marbot, Translated by - Oliver C. Colt • Baron de Marbot

... that had been bred in my mind by Billy's report of the Dutchman's recent conversation with him. But, I argued, those suspicions might be wholly unfounded, and be the result of a certain unsuspected mental disorder brought about by the long series of unusual experiences through which I had passed, beginning with the destruction of the Saturn. In any case, whether my suspicions were well founded or otherwise, there could be no disputing the fact that the two ...
— The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn • Harry Collingwood

Words linked to "Mental disorder" :   psychopathology, folie a deux, psychiatry, encopresis, aberration, personality disorder, psychological disorder, disorder, neurosis, psychosomatic disorder, conversion disorder, psychological medicine, delirium, psychoneurosis, conversion hysteria, conversion reaction, schizothymia, affective disorder, major affective disorder, neuroticism, anxiety disorder, emotional disorder, dissociative disorder, upset, emotional disturbance, Asperger's syndrome, delusional disorder

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