Definition of Mental case
1. Noun. A person suffering from neurosis.
Specialized synonyms: Claustrophobe, Hysteric, Obsessive, Obsessive-compulsive, Psychopath, Sociopath
Generic synonyms: Diseased Person, Sick Person, Sufferer
Derivative terms: Neurotic, Psychoneurotic
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Literary usage of Mental case
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Alice-for-short: A Dichronism by William Frend De Morgan (1907)
"GAISFORD WAS A mental case "HAS she said any more?" said the doctor to the nurse, as she met them just outside the door of the ward. "Only once. ..."
2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association (1921)
"Unquestionably these are due also to the fact that the mental case is ... The early treatment of a mental case has long been known to result in more ..."
3. Public Health Nursing by Mary Sewall Gardner (1916)
"There is no more reason why a nurse untrained to mental work should be able to deal with a mental case, than why one without training in obstetrical work ..."
4. The Religious Aspects of Hindu Philosophy Stated and Discussed: A Prize Essay by Joseph Mullens (1860)
"Of these cases, the intelligent case, having the faculty of knowledge, is the originator: the mental case, having the faculty of desire, is the causal: and ..."
5. Criminalizing the Seriously Mentally Ill: The Abuse of Jails As Mental Hospitals by Edwin Fuller Torrey, Public Citizens Health Research Group (2002)
"(Alabama) Jail officials acknowledge that abuse and assaults sometimes take place: "All kinds of things can happen when a mental case is in jail. ..."