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Mental disorder   /mˈɛntəl dɪsˈɔrdər/   Listen
Mental disorder

(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness.  Synonyms: disturbance, folie, mental disturbance, psychological disorder.

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"Mental disorder" Quotes from Famous Books

... is possible that this girl, so normal in appearance, has a rotten strand in her—some weakness inherited from her father. This is the only way in which to account for her glowing physical health and her manifest mental disorder. She has her father's mind in a body drawn from her mother. One-half of her is pure and sweet and girlish, the other is old, decayed, lying, and irresponsible. Can she ...
— The Tyranny of the Dark • Hamlin Garland

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