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Insanity

the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.

Hallucinations

an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present.

Delusions

an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder.

Affect

observable expression of emotion.

Neurosis

a relatively mild mental illness that is not caused by organic disease, involving symptoms of stress (depression, anxiety, obsessive behavior, hypochondria) but not a radical loss of touch with reality. Compare with psychosis.

Psychosis

a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

depression associated with late autumn and winter and thought to be caused by a lack of light.

Conversion Disorder

mental health condition in which a person has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system (neurologic) symptoms that cannot be explained by medical evaluation.

Anorexia

an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.

Bulimia

an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.