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.
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.
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.
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.
Relating to hypomania, a mild form of the manic phase characteristic of bipolar illness.
states are often associated with enhanced productivity and creativity.
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.