Mental Illnesses and Problems 1

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Health and Sickness - Mental Illnesses and Problems 1

Health and Sickness
ADD (attention deficit disorder)noun

a behavioral disorder, most common in children, characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and learning disability

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ADHDnoun

a condition, experienced mostly by children, making them seem restless, unable to keep focus, and act impulsively

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amnesianoun

a severe medical condition that leads to partial or complete loss of memory

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anorexia nervosanoun

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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anorexicnoun

a person who suffers from anorexia

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anorexicadjective

involving or suffering from anorexia

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anxietynoun

(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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baby bluesnoun

a severe depressive disorder, primarily experienced by women after giving birth to a child

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battle fatiguenoun

a post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from prolonged exposure to active warfare

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bipolaradjective

having or marked by both manic and depressive episodes

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bipolar disordernoun

a chronic mental health condition marked by episodes of mania and depression

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borderline personality disordernoun

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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breakdownnoun

a condition in which a person becomes so anxious or depressed that they can no longer handle their everyday life

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bulimianoun

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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catatonianoun

a mental condition usually associated with schizophrenia in which the patient doesn't move for long time spans

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complexnoun

a group of partly or completely repressed emotions or impulses that affect a person's behavior and patterns of thought

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deliriumnoun

a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

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depressed
depressedadjective

feeling very unhappy and having no hope

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depression
depressionnoun

a mental condition in which a person feels severe sadness and dejection, usually with physical symptoms such as insomnia, lethargy, etc.

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derangedadjective

incapable of behaving normally or thinking clearly due to mental illness

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disorderedadjective

affected by an abnormal physical or mental condition

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eating disordernoun

a mental condition that causes a person to eat too much or too little

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egomanianoun

a mental condition in which one is abnormally self-centered and self-interested

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egomaniacnoun

a medical condition in which a person is overly self-involved or in deep need of excessive attention or admiration

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