Definition of Mental disorder

1. Noun. (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.

Definition of Mental disorder

1. Noun. Any of the various diseases affecting the mind onset by brain damage or genetics described in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems sections 290 through 319. ¹

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Medical Definition of Mental disorder

1. A psychological syndrome or behavioural pattern that is associated with either subjective distress or objective impairment. See: mental illness, behaviour disorder. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Disorder

mental asylum
mental attitude
mental balance
mental block
mental branches of mental nerve
mental breakdown
mental canal
mental capacity
mental case
mental competency
mental confusion
mental defectiveness
mental deficiency
mental disease
mental disorder (current term)
mental disorders
mental disorders diagnosed in childhood
mental disturbance
mental energy
mental exhaustion
mental faculty
mental fatigue
mental foramen
mental gymnastics
mental healing
mental health
mental health services
mental home

Literary usage of Mental disorder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Nearly one in three American adults will experience a mental disorder during his or her lifetime. Moreover, approximately 1.7 to 2.4 million Americans ..."

2. Treatment of Drug Dependent Individuals with Comorbid Mental Disorders edited by Lisa S. Onken, Jack D. Blaine, Sander Genser, Arthur M. Horton (1998)
"showed that over half (53 percent) of individuals who have a lifetime diagnosis of a drug use disorder also have a lifetime diagnosis of a mental disorder. ..."

3. Outlines of Psychiatry by William Alanson White (1915)
"The predisposing causes are made up of those conditions existing within the individual and which render him liable to the development of mental disorder ..."

4. Elements of Mental Philosophy: Abridged and Designed as a Text-book for by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1854)
"Illustrations of this mental disorder. Dr. Rush, in his valuable work on the Diseases of the Mind, ... It accurately illustrates this mental disorder. ..."

5. Health Status of Minorities & Low Income Groups by DIANE Publishing Company, Dept. of Health and Human Services, United States (1991)
"A person is defined with a lifetime prevalence of a mental disorder if he or she has ever experienced the disorder during his/her life span. ..."

6. The Unsound Mind and the Law: A Presentation of Forensic Psychiatry by George W. Jacoby (1918)
"Yet we know the mental disorder would not have become manifest had the brain ... Every mental disorder requires for its production a reciprocal influence, ..."

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