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A common form of address between two or more black (occasionally mixed race) people. White people don't understand why the black community should be able to reclaim a word once used to belittle them.
My nigga.
by Doc_B April 14, 2015

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An illness of the mind or brain which causes major disruption in a person's thinking, feelings and behaviour, and which is serious enough to require medical intervention. Also known as mental illness or mental disorder.
Schizophrenia is a very severe psychiatric disorder.
by Doc_B April 16, 2015

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A severe and chronic mental disorder characterised by many serious psychological symptoms, not least psychosis (delusions, hallucinations, paranoia), fragmented thought processes, grossly disorganised speech and behaviour and social withdrawal.
He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia upon being sectioned under the mental health act.
by Doc_B April 13, 2015

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A medical doctor who diagnoses and treats mental illnesses. Informally referred to as a "shrink".
She was referred to a psychiatrist on account of her long-standing battle with depression.
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Relating to hypomania, a mild form of the manic phase characteristic of bipolar illness.
Hypomanic states are often associated with enhanced productivity and creativity.
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a behavioural condition (typically of childhood, but can persist into adult life) marked by a cluster of symptoms, including: hyperactivity, distractability, inattention and fidgeting. It is diagnosed more frequently in boys than girls and most commonly treated with Ritalin.
If you ask me, ADHD is just an excuse for naughty schoolboys to not pay attention in school.
by Doc_B April 16, 2015

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