HyperDic: mental_illness

English > 1 sense of the expression mental illness:
NOUNstatemental illness, mental disease, psychopathyany disease of the mind
English > mental illness: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningAny disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention.
Synonymsmental disease, psychopathy
Narrowerinsanityrelatively permanent / permanent disorder of the mind
megalomaniaA psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
psychosisAny severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
Broaderpsychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition(psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
Oppositemental healthThe psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
Spanishenfermedad mental, psicopatía
Catalanmalaltia mental, psicopatia

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