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Meaning of MENTAL ILLNESS

Pronunciation:  'mentl 'ilnis

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
 
 Synonyms: mental disease, psychopathy
 
 Antonyms: mental health
 
 See Also: insanity, megalomania, mental state, psychological state, psychosis

 

 

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 Related Terms: aberration, abnormality, alienation, brain damage, brain disease, brainsickness, clouded mind, crack-up, craziness, daftness, dementedness, dementia, derangement, disorientation, distraction, emotional disorder, emotional instability, folie, functional nervous disorder, furor, insaneness, insanity, irrationality, loss of mind, loss of reason, lunacy, madness, maladjustment, mania, manic-depressive psychosis, melancholia, mental deficiency, mental derangement, mental disease, mental disorder, mental disturbance, mental instability, mental sickness, mind overthrown, mindsickness, nervous breakdown, nervous disorder, neurosis, oddness, paranoia, personality disorder, pixilation, possession, problems in living, psychosis, queerness, rabidness, reaction, reasonlessness, schizophrenia, senselessness, shattered mind, sick mind, sickness, social maladjustment, strangeness, unbalance, unbalanced mind, unsaneness, unsound mind, unsoundness, unsoundness of mind, witlessness
 

 

 

 

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