Definitions for "Mental Disorder"
The DSM defines mental disorder as a pattern of behavior, or psychological features, occurring in an individual that are currently associated with any of the following: a subjective sense of distress; impairment in important areas of function, such as work, school, relationships; or a significantly increased risk of posing a danger to oneself or others, or of losing an important freedom.
'a mental illness, arrested or incomplete development of mind, psychopathic disorder, and any other disorder or disability of the mind'. A definition adopted in the Mental Health Act 1959. The definition continued the practice of lumping together people with a mental illness and people with a learning disability.
A behavioural or psychological syndrome associated with current distress and/or disability.
a more severe and complex version of an ordinary mental problem