mental disability definition
Mental disordernoun 1.
(law) (in England, according to the Mental Health Act 1983) mental illness, arrested or incomplete development of mind, psychopathic disorder, or any other disorder or disability of the mind
mentally disordered, adjective
mental illnessnoun 1.
any of various disorders in which a person's thoughts, emotions, or behaviour are so abnormal as to cause suffering to himself, herself, or other peopleCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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mental disorder in Medicine
mental illness n.
Any of various disorders characterized chiefly by abnormal behavior or an inability to function socially, including diseases of the mind and personality and certain diseases of the brain. Also called mental disease
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