Illness - Mental


Mental illness (or Emotional disability, Cognitive dysfunction) is a broad generic label for a category of illnesses that may include affective or emotional instability, behavioral dysregulation, and/or cognitive dysfunction or impairment. Specific illnesses known as mental illnesses include major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, to name a few. Mental illness can be of biological (e.g., anatomical, chemical, or genetic) or psychological (e.g., trauma or conflict) origin. It can impact one’s ability to work or go to school and contribute to problems in relationships. Other generic names for mental illness include “mental disorder”, “psychiatric disorder”, “psychological disorder”,“abnormal psychology”, “emotional disability”, “emotional problems”, or “behavior problem”. The term insanity is used technically as a legal term. Brain damage may result in impairment of mental function.

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Mental refers to aspects of, or things related to, the mind; or, in anatomy, the region of the chin, e.g. the mental foramen, can also mean:

  • People who act in a way characteristic of mental disorders; this is often used pejoratively
  • Mental (TV series), a 2009 television series produced by Fox Telecolombia
  • Mental (film), a 2012 film or movie

Operation Spirit (The Tyranny Of Tradition)
... Mental Jewelry is the first album by the band Live, released on December 31, 1991 ... the album The Death of a Dictionary under the name Public Affection, with Mental Jewelry being the first released under the name Live ... Many of the songs on Mental Jewelry are based on the writings of Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti ...
Clinical Psychology - History
... laboratory by Wilhelm Wundt, attempts to create methods for assessing and treating mental distress existed long before ... Spiritualism and Phineas Quimby's "mental healing" were also popular ... of these methods, academic psychologists also were not concerned with serious forms of mental illness ...
Ideo Motor Response - Ideomotor Response
... It is derived from the terms "ideo" (idea, or mental representation) and "motor" (muscular action) ... commonly used in reference to the process whereby a thought or mental image brings about a seemingly "reflexive" or automatic muscular reaction, often of minuscule degree, and potentially outside of the awareness of ... terminology from which this concept derives, an "idea" may include any mental representation, e.g ...
World Federation For Mental Health
... The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper ... Members include mental health service providers and service users ... an international network of families of people with serious mental illness, merged with the World Federation ...

Famous quotes containing the word mental:

    The deeply thoughtful and human consciousness of a Macbeth is not found in comedy. Comic action tends to be as Bergson described it, physical or purblind, instead of highly conscious. Similarly, the great comic actor specializes in the presentation of mental obtuseness.
    William G. McCollom (b. 1911)

    It is a world completely rotten with wealth, power, senility, indifference, puritanism and mental hygiene, poverty and waste, technological futility and aimless violence, and yet I cannot help but feel it has about it something of the dawning of the universe.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)

    Or as, when an underground train, in the tube, stops too long between stations
    And the conversation rises and slowly fades into silence
    And you see behind every face the mental emptiness deepen
    Leaving only the growing terror of nothing to think about....
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)