First Known Use of mental illness
medical Definition of mental illness
- Some homeless families are also hindered by substance abuse and mental illness.
- —Ellen L. Bassuk, Scientific American, December 1991
- Catatonia is usually an expression of mental disorders like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, but it could also come from other medical problems, such as a brain tumor.
- —Forrest Wickman, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 31 May 2012
- … mental diseases such as schizophrenia and manic depression may either involve more than one gene or may result from a complex mix of genetic predisposition and environmental rotten luck.
- —Natalie Angier, The New York Times Book Review, 12 Aug. 1990
- mentally ill patients
- Mental health workers … perform a wide variety of therapeutic, supportive, and preventative functions for persons who are mentally ill and developmentally disabled.
- —Barbara M. Swanson, Careers in Health Care, 1989
legal Definition of mental illness
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