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mental illness

mental illness

 
pronunciation:
men tl Il ns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a class of illness that primarily afflicts the mind, thought processes, and emotions rather than the physical body.
Mental illness often goes untreated.
definition 2: any of the disorders or illnesses that primarily afflict the mind and emotions rather than the physical body, such as depression, schizophrenia, phobia, and the like.
Depression is a mental illness, not a moral failing.
 
definition 3: the fact or condition of having a mental disorder.
Mental illness has kept him from holding a job.