mental disorder

  1. 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

Derived forms of mental disorder

  • mentally disordered, adjective

Words Nearby mental disorder

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How to use mental disorder in a sentence

  • 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.

  • Some people never pass beyond this preliminary stage of the mental disorder.

  • 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.