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disorder British & World English

A state of confusion

disorder English Thesaurus

he hates disorder in his house

mood disorder British & World English

A psychological disorder characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person’s mood, such as depression or bipolar disorder

eating disorder British & World English

Any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits (such as anorexia nervosa)

panic disorder British & World English

A psychiatric disorder in which debilitating anxiety and fear arise frequently and without reasonable cause

affective disorder British & World English

Another term for mood disorder.

bipolar disorder British & World English

A mental condition marked by alternating periods of elation and depression

conduct disorder British & World English

A range of antisocial types of behaviour displayed in childhood or adolescence

thought disorder British & World English

A disorder of cognitive organization, characteristic of psychotic mental illness, in which thoughts and conversation appear illogical and lacking in sequence and may be delusional or bizarre in content

personality disorder British & World English

A deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behaviour of a specified kind, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society

split-personality disorder British & World English

Less common term for multiple-personality disorder.

body dysmorphic disorder British & World English

A psychological disorder in which a person becomes obsessed with imaginary defects in their appearance

multiple-personality disorder British & World English

A rare dissociative disorder in which two or more personalities with distinct memories and behaviour patterns apparently exist in one individual

attention deficit disorder British & World English

Any of a range of behavioural disorders occurring primarily in children, including such symptoms as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and learning difficulties

autistic spectrum disorder British & World English

A developmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour

generalized anxiety disorder British & World English

A psychological disorder characterized by excessive or disproportionate anxiety about several aspects of life, such as work, social relationships, or financial matters

post-traumatic stress disorder British & World English

A condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world

repetitive motion disorder British & World English

Work-related physical symptoms caused by excessive and repeated use of the upper extremities, especially when typing on a computer keyboard. Also called repetitive injury

seasonal affective disorder British & World English

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

bipolar affective disorder in bipolar disorder British & World English

A mental condition marked by alternating periods of elation and depression

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in attention deficit disorder British & World English

Any of a range of behavioural disorders occurring primarily in children, including such symptoms as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and learning difficulties