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Mental disturbance   /mˈɛntəl dɪstˈərbəns/   Listen
Mental disturbance

noun
1.
(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.  Synonyms: disturbance, folie, mental disorder, psychological disorder.






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"Mental disturbance" Quotes from Famous Books



... shock and its violent reaction, she had a fair chance of recovery. They found at once that she was not internally injured; the blood that had been seen came only from a cut lip. But the child's left arm was broken, the small body was dreadfully bruised, and the terror had left a profound mental disturbance. Nothing but quiet and careful nursing offered any good hope; while there was the menace that she would never be strong again, and might ...
— The Power and the Glory • Grace MacGowan Cooke

... general public. It may exist as a subject for learned dispute to while away the leisure hours of divines, but cannot by any possibility obtain an influence over the thoughts and lives of their charges. Mental disturbance on questions of doctrinal importance being, for these reasons, out of the question, the attention of the people is almost entirely riveted upon questions of material ease and advantage. The little lets and hindrances of every-day life in agricultural and domestic matters are the tribulations ...
— Elizabethan Demonology • Thomas Alfred Spalding

... DESIRE may often prevail, and may be caused by loss of sleep, study, constant thought, mental disturbance, anxiety, self-abuse, excessive use of tobacco or alcoholic drink, etc. Overwork may cause debility; a man may not have an erection for months, yet it may not be a sign of debility, sexual lethargy or impotence. Get the ...
— Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners • B.G. Jefferis

... not think so," said the doctor. "She is very much dissatisfied with the Brinkly establishment. I think I saw signs of mental disturbance ...
— The Girl at Cobhurst • Frank Richard Stockton

... discharge, an avenue of outlet. If the desire or emotion is inhibited, its excitement is transferred with it into the subconscious and that excitement may attach itself to other excitements and break into consciousness as a mental disturbance of one type or another. If you can get at the complex by psychoanalysis, by dragging it to the light, by making it conscious, you discharge the excitement and health is restored. This originally was very important in the Freudian work and ...
— The Foundations of Personality • Abraham Myerson

... things more serious than they really are," Sophie said. But as the two women walked on together, her mental disturbance continued. What if Miss Matthews and Sara had spoken the truth? How would it affect Bettina—how ...
— Glory of Youth • Temple Bailey



Words linked to "Mental disturbance" :   delirium, encopresis, conversion reaction, emotional disturbance, psychological medicine, neurosis, conversion hysteria, upset, psychoneurosis, affective disorder, emotional disorder, conversion disorder, schizothymia, anxiety disorder, folie a deux, mental disorder, psychopathology, major affective disorder, psychiatry, Asperger's syndrome, dissociative disorder, disturbance, neuroticism, aberration, delusional disorder, folie, psychosomatic disorder, disorder, personality disorder



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