any of the various forms of psychosis or severe neurosis.
How did the speech disorder “stuttering” get its name, and what does it literally mean?
“The King’s Speech” garnered four golden statues at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, including the Oscar for Best Actor for Colin Firth’s riveting portrayal of King George VI. The film’s depiction of George VI’s lifelong struggle with stuttering has brought a renewed awareness to the speech disorder that affects over sixty-eight million people worldwide. What is the origin of this disorder and how did it …
The Issue With Casually Using The Word “Binge”
When we enjoy things, it’s normal for us to indulge in them. There’s even a handy little word we pull out just for these instances of indulging in something we love: "binge." But, is using this word making light of serious disorders?
madness, craziness, absurdity, folly, frenzy, alienation, dementia, lunacy, hysteria, irresponsibility, delusion, foolishness, stupidity, mania, insanity, schizophrenia, psychopathy, phobia, aberration, dotage
Origin of mental illness
First recorded in 1960–65
Also called mental disorder, mental disease.
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law (in England, according to the Mental Health Act 1983) mental illness, arrested or incomplete development of mind, psychopathic disorder, or any other disorder or disability of the mind
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
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Any of various psychiatric conditions, usually characterized by impairment of an individual's normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by physiological or psychosocial factors.mental disease mental disorder
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Any of various psychiatric disorders or diseases, usually characterized by impairment of thought, mood, or behavior.
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