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Words Related to Health and Sickness - Mental Illnesses and Problems

Here you will learn some English words related to mental illnesses and problems such as "anxiety", "schizophrenia", and "trauma".

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Words Related to Health and Sickness
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
[noun]
a condition, experienced mostly by children, making them seem restless, unable to keep focus, and act impulsively
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anorexia nervosa
[noun]
an eating disorder, particularly in women, marked by body image disturbance and obsessive fear of becoming fat, which leads to dangerous weight loss
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anxiety
[noun]
(psychiatry) a mental disorder of constant nervousness and worry, in which one expects something bad to happen with no valid reason
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battle fatigue
[noun]
a post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from prolonged exposure to active warfare
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bipolar disorder
[noun]
a chronic mental health condition marked by episodes of mania and depression
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borderline personality disorder
[noun]
a mental illness that causes a person to act impulsively, to experience severe shifts in mood, and to be unable to form interpersonal relationships
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breakdown
[noun]
a condition in which a person becomes so anxious or depressed that they can no longer handle their everyday life
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bulimia
[noun]
a mental illness which causes a person to eat too much and then forces themselves to vomit to maintain their weight
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exhibitionism
[noun]
compulsive display of one's genitals for the purpose of sexual gratification
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gender dysphoria
[noun]
the condition in which a person is overwhelmed by distress or impairment due to a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity
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hyperactivity
[noun]
a state where a person is unusually active, is unable to stay focused or quiet for long, experienced mostly by children
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hypochondria
[noun]
a mental condition in which a person is constantly anxious and worried about their health
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kleptomania
[noun]
a mental condition in which one is obsessed with stealing things without any financial motive
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manic depression
[noun]
a chronic mental disorder marked by excessive mood swings ranging from depressive lows to crazed highs
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megalomania
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a mental condition in which a person believes themselves to be more powerful and important than they actually are
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melancholia
[noun]
a severe mental condition in which the patient suffers from depression often without any apparent reason
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catatonia
[noun]
a mental condition usually associated with schizophrenia in which the patient doesn't move for long time spans
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depression
[noun]
a state where one feels constantly down, worthless, and lacking the energy to do anything
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psychopathy
[noun]
a serious mental disorder associated with antisocial behavior, irresponsibility, and absence of empathy
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psychosis
[noun]
a severe mental condition in which the patient loses contact with external reality
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psychosomatic disorder
[noun]
a psychological condition characterized by physical symptoms that derive from mental or emotional causes, often without any medical explanation
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pyromania
[noun]
a mental condition in which one is obsessed with setting things on fire
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schizophrenia
[noun]
a chronic mental disorder in which a person's ability to think, feel or behave is affected, often associated with the distortion of reality
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‌seasonal affective disorder
[noun]
a medical condition in which one is depressed in fall and winter, particularly due to lack of sunlight
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sociopathic personality
[noun]
an antisocial personality disorder characterized by lack of sympathy and moral responsibility
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inferiority complex
[noun]
an unrealistic feeling of general inadequacy that causes one to believe they are not as competent, smart, or attractive as other people
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instability
[noun]
tendency to unpredictable changes of mood or to behave erratically
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delirium
[noun]
a state of intense, uncontrolled enthusiasm or excitement that makes one say or do crazy things
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complex
[noun]
a group of partly or completely repressed emotions or impulses that affect a person's behavior and patterns of thought
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mental disorder
[noun]
a severe health condition associated with depression, emotional disturbances, and abnormal behaviors that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning
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monomania
[noun]
an excessive and unhealthy obsession with a singular subject or idea to an extent that it becomes overwhelming and harmful
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nervous breakdown
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a period of overwhelming mental or emotional distress that occurs suddenly
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neurosis
[noun]
a mental condition that is not caused by organic disease in which one is constantly anxious, worried, and stressed
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obsessive-compulsive disorder
[noun]
a disorder causing a person to have recurring unwanted thoughts or to do something such as cleaning or checking on something over and over
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orthorexia nervosa
[noun]
an eating disorder characterized by refraining from eating food that is considered unhealthy at all cost
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paranoia
[noun]
a mental disorder that causes a person to think they are very important or that others are trying to harm them
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persecution complex
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a mental condition in which a person constantly thinks others are trying to hurt them
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personality disorder
[noun]
any mental illness characterized by different patterns of social behavior, inability to form healthy interpersonal relationships and to function normally in society
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post-partum depression
[noun]
a mental condition in which a woman is depressed and anxious for a period of time after giving birth to a child
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post-traumatic stress disorder
[noun]
a disorder that is formed in a person who has experienced a very shocking or frightening event, causing them to have nightmares or flashbacks from the event
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sociopathic personality
[noun]
an antisocial personality disorder characterized by lack of sympathy and moral responsibility
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trauma
[noun]
a medical condition of the mind caused by extreme shock, which could last for a very long time
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shell shock
[noun]
a type of stress-related disorder affecting some soldiers who have served in wars
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eating disorder
[noun]
a mental condition that causes a person to eat too much or too little
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egomania
[noun]
a mental condition in which one is abnormally self-centered and self-interested
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delusion
[noun]
(psychology) a mental condition in which a person has a false belief system that is contradicted by evidence
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dementia
[noun]
a mental condition that happens when the brain is damaged by disease or injury, causing memory loss and impairing the ability to think or make decisions
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generalized anxiety disorder
[noun]
a chronic condition marked by excessive and persistent worry about various aspects of life, often without a specific cause
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mania
[noun]
mental condition that causes extreme and unusual changes in one's energy level, mood, or emotions
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munchausen syndrome
[noun]
a disorder where individuals feign or induce symptoms to garner attention or sympathy, often leading to unnecessary medical interventions.
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schizoid
[noun]
a personality disorder marked by emotional detachment and a preference for solitude
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amnesia
[noun]
a severe medical condition that leads to partial or complete loss of memory
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senile dementia
[noun]
a severe condition that mainly affects older people's minds and causes memory loss, involuntary movements, etc.
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Asperger's syndrome
[noun]
a form of autism characterized by social difficulties, repetitive behaviors, and focused interests, often with average to above-average intelligence
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bigorexia
[noun]
a disorder where individuals become excessively obsessed with building muscle mass and have a distorted perception of their own body image, leading to compulsive exercise behaviors
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body dysmorphic disorder
[noun]
a psychological disorder that causes a person to spend a lot of time thinking obsessively about the imaginary imperfections in their appearance
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