from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various conditions characterized by impairment of an individual's normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by social, psychological, biochemical, genetic, or other factors, such as infection or head trauma. Also called emotional illness, mental disease, mental disorder.
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- n. The property of being mentally ill; mental disorders taken as a whole.
- n. A mental disorder.
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- n. any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
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I hated the whole religious kit and caboodle at such a young age, and still often wonder where the line of demarcation is between suffering from regular mental illness and just being Jewish.
At about the time when Phil conducted his Stanford prison experiment, a young psychiatrist named Frederick Melges began to investigate the relationship between time and mental illness on the same campus.
FOLSOM: Mrs. Speidel, has there been any mental illness on your side of the family?