Definition of Mental disease
1. Noun. Any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention.
Generic synonyms: Mental Condition, Mental State, Psychological Condition, Psychological State
Specialized synonyms: Megalomania, Insanity, Psychosis
Antonyms: Mental Health
Derivative terms: Psychopathic
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Disease
Literary usage of Mental disease
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"There are countless numbers of mixed forms, the details of which may be consulted in textbooks of mental disease. Here also the subd visions of the disease ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In many forms of mental disease we know absolutely nothing concerning the causes. ... as sole and direct causes of mental disease play a very minor role—a ..."
3. Uric Acid as a Factor in the Causation of Disease: A Contribution to the by Alexander Haig (1903)
"mental disease, FATIGUE, AND SYNCOPE. MENTAL depression is a concomitant symptom of the uric acid headache, and I soon found that by influencing the uric ..."
4. Mental pathology and therapeutics by Wilhelm Griesinger (1882)
"In very many of these circumstances the intimate connection between them and the influences ascribed to them, the mode in which from them the mental disease ..."
5. The Popular Science MonthlyScience (1893)
"mental disease in animals (Misc.), 11 : 639. Modern life and I. (14 p.). DH Tuke, 12 : 432. ... "Responsibility in mental disease" (Table), ..."
6. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1902)
"He must show the connection between a mental disease, if there was one, ... If both are shown, namely, the existence of the mental disease and its extent to ..."
7. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1888)
"I have found them to be admirably suited for my purpose in the treatment of some forms of nervous and mental disease. In the Therapeutic Gazette for June ..."