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
- mentally disordered, adjective
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How to use mental disorder in a sentence
These samples are biased, stacking the deck in favor of a connection between mental disorder and violence.
Simply put, the common denominator among perpetrators of mass shootings is not mental disorder, but being a young male.
Doing so perpetuates the stigma of mental disorder, discouraging persons with mental disorders from seeking care.
No study has found a definitive link between mental disorder and violence.
Currently, 11.4 million Americans suffer from a major mental disorder, but nearly half do not receive care.
She was very lovely, Jack thought, with no sign of her mental disorder, except the peculiar expression of her eyes at times.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
The paranoiac is now apt to enter fully upon the second or persecutory stage of his mental disorder.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Some people never pass beyond this preliminary stage of the mental disorder.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
In the mental disorder that followed, he was spotted and killed easily.The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
Cases in which there is no definite mental disorder belong to a different category.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll