Definition of Mental abnormality

1. Noun. Any abnormality of mental function.

Specialized synonyms: Organic Brain Syndrome
Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Abnormality

mental aberration
mental ability
mental abnormality (current term)
mental age
mental ages
mental agraphia
mental anguish
mental apparatus
mental asylum
mental attitude
mental balance
mental block
mental branches of mental nerve
mental breakdown
mental canal
mental capacity

Literary usage of Mental abnormality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"... CHAPTER XIII mental abnormality IN GENERAL } 259. General Considerations. ... In court work one sees individuals with mental abnormality most potent for ..."

2. Applied Psychology by Harry Levi Hollingworth, Albert Theodor Poffenberger (1920)
"But mental abnormality until very recent years was looked on with superstitious ignorance as a token of some sort or degree of social crime, ..."

3. Problems of Child Welfare by George Benjamin Mangold (1914)
"Causes of mental abnormality. Additional study is necessary to determine the comparative importance of heredity and of environment as causes of mental ..."

4. Criminology by Maurice Parmelee (1918)
"CHAPTER X THE MENTAL BASIS OF CRIMINALITY Instinct — Habit — Feeling — Intelligence — Types of mental abnormality: amentia, dementia, insanity, the neuroses ..."

5. Mentally-deficient Children: Their Treatment and Training by George Edward Shuttleworth (1900)
"And the further enquiry may follow, is the mental abnormality congenital or acquired ? Mothers are proverbially blind to imperfections in their own ..."

6. A Study of British Genius by Havelock Ellis (1904)
"The tendency to heredity in intellectual ability—Inheritance of ability equally frequent through father and mother—mental abnormality in the parents—Size of ..."

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