Recent Examples of mental illness from the Web
It was subsequently reported that the driver was a 48-year-old German citizen with a history of mental illness.
In a brutal critique of the treatment of mental illness, Legion just has its victims warehoused, literally left standing around an empty room.
Court records show Bagley has a history of mental illness and has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, the publication reported.
The eldest sister testified first, recounting a painful family history of mental illness.
Lawyers had a hearing Tuesday to argue whether the state’s psychiatrist will be allowed to testify that Williams has a long history of mental illness and could have made the statements during a psychotic episode.
Condie worries that shocking episodes like the fatal stabbing in Winchester will further distort public perceptions of mental illness.
Inadequacies in the American healthcare industry's treatment of mental illness are a subject that surfaces with dispiriting regularity after each new episode of shocking gun violence.
According to law enforcement, the woman allegedly fired a rifle at her brother-in-law after some sort of altercation and has a history of mental illness.
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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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