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Synonyms for mental illness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mental illness, mental disease, psychopathy(noun)

    any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention

    psychopathy, mental disease

    mental health

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  1. mentalillness

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  1. Emily Severance:

    It’s far too early to single out Candida infection as a cause of mental illness or vice-versa, however, most Candida infections can be treated in their early stages, and clinicians should make it a point to look out for these infections in their patients with mental illness.

  2. Donald Trump:

    We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary involuntary confinement, mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.

  3. Mean Girls:

    A mental illness is a thing that people cast in a different category [from other illnesses], but I don’t think it is. It should be taken as seriously as anything else, you don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. But it’s there. Why do you need to prove it? If you can treat it, you treat it.

  4. Kaitlyn Davidson:

    Anorexia is not a body type or a body shape, it’s a mental illness. You still need to treat it, even once the weight has been gained.

  5. Pam Lipp:

    I grew up in an environment where everything was pushed under the rug, people were suffering from mental illness, but they blamed it on other things like migraines. In reality, they needed therapy. I wasn't going to let that happen with Amanda.

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Translations for mental illness

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  • duševní chorobaCzech
  • GeisteskrankheitGerman
  • locura, enfermedad mentalSpanish
  • mielisairausFinnish
  • maladie mentaleFrench
  • मानसिक रोग, मानसिक बीमारीHindi
  • geðveiki, geðsjúkdómurIcelandic
  • disturbo mentaleItalian
  • 精神疾患, 精神病Japanese
  • душевная болезнь, психическое заболевание, помешательство, психическое расстройствоRussian

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