Mental Illnesses and Problems 3

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Health and Sickness - Mental Illnesses and Problems 3

Health and Sickness
persecution complexnoun

a mental condition in which a person constantly thinks others are trying to hurt them

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personality disordernoun

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 depressionnoun

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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PTSDnoun

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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psychopathnoun

someone with a severe mental condition that makes them prone to violent or antisocial behavior

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psychopathicadjective

suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder

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psychopathynoun

a serious mental disorder associated with antisocial behavior, irresponsibility, and absence of empathy

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psychosisnoun

a severe mental condition in which the patient loses contact with external reality

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psychosomaticadjective

(of a physical illness) caused or aggravated by mental factors, such as stress and anxiety

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psychosomatic disordernoun

a psychological condition characterized by physical symptoms that derive from mental or emotional causes, often without any medical explanation

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psychoticadjective

(of a mental condition) affecting brain processes so severely that makes one unable to tell the difference between reality and fantasy

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psychoticnoun

someone who suffers from psychosis

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PTSDnoun

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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pyromanianoun

a mental condition in which one is obsessed with setting things on fire

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pyromaniacnoun

someone who has an undeniable urge to set things on fire

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schizophrenianoun

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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schizophrenicadjective

suffering from or relating to schizophrenia

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schizophrenicnoun

someone who is suffering from schizophrenia

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‌seasonal affective disordernoun

a medical condition in which one is depressed in fall and winter due to lack of sunlight

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self-harmnoun

the action of intentionally harming oneself, usually as a result of a mental disorder

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self-mutilationnoun

the act of harming oneself by making wounds as a sign of mental illness

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sociopathnoun

someone with a mental condition characterized by impulsive behavior, impaired remorse, and indifference to other people's feelings

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sociopathicadjective

relating to or exhibiting extreme antisocial attitudes and behaviors that are perceived as signs of a personality disorder

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sociopathic personalitynoun

an antisocial personality disorder characterized by lack of sympathy and moral responsibility

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traumanoun

a medical condition of the mind caused by extreme shock, which could last for a very long time

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