Mental Illnesses and Problems 2

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Health and Sickness - Mental Illnesses and Problems 2

Health and Sickness
exhibitionismnoun

compulsive display of one's genitals for the purpose of sexual gratification

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gender dysphorianoun

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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hyperactivitynoun

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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hypochondrianoun

a mental condition in which a person is constantly anxious and worried about their health

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hypochondriacnoun

someone who is constantly concerned about their health or an illness coming back

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inferiority complexnoun

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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instabilitynoun

tendency to unpredictable changes of mood or to behave erratically

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kleptomanianoun

a mental condition in which one is obsessed with stealing things without any financial motive

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maladjustedadjective

(of a person) characterized by being emotionally unstable and incapable of coping with the demands of a normal social environment

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manic depressionnoun

a chronic mental disorder marked by excessive mood swings ranging from depressive lows to crazed highs

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manic-depressiveadjective

relating to or suffering from bipolar disorder

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megalomanianoun

a mental condition in which a person believes themselves to be more powerful and important than they actually are

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melancholianoun

a severe mental condition in which the patient suffers from depression often without any apparent reason

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mentaladjective

relating to the health or state of the mind

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mental disordernoun

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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mentallyadverb

of or relating to one's mind

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mentally illadjective

suffering from wide range of mental health conditions ranging from mild to severe

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monomanianoun

a condition in which someone is obsessively enthusiastic about one thing in a way that it is unhealthy

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nervous breakdownnoun

a period of overwhelming mental or emotional distress that occurs suddenly

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neurosisnoun

a mental condition that is not caused by organic disease in which one is constantly anxious, worried, and stressed

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non compos mentisadjective

not sane or unable to think clearly

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OCDnoun

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 nervosanoun

an eating disorder characterized by refraining from eating food that is considered unhealthy at all cost

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paranoianoun

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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paranoidadjective

suffering from a mental condition that causes one to believe other people are trying to harm one

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paranoidnoun

someone who is suffering from a mental disorder that makes them believe other people's intentions are deceitful or that people mean to harm them

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