mental derangement

See: insanity
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If he still advertised for his son he did not offer rewards for information any more; for, with the muddled lucidity of a mental derangement he had reasoned himself into a conviction as clear as day- light that he had already attained all that could be expected in that way.
e inquest had heard from his GP, Dr E P Davies, who agreed that "shell-shock sometimes left a man in a state of mental derangement.
Certainly all people who work have some stress influencing them so they encounter with mental derangement and anxiety because of occupational, organizational, social, promotion and salary changes.
There's no preventing the interior madhouse some people can sink into, their dark mental derangement once in a while bringing awful consequences to others.
4 For treatment of a family member in case of hospitalisation lasting a month or more, diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy, paralysis, cancer, mental derangement and heart ailment, or a major surgery.
But his antecedents were only burdens for an unhappy man struggling with the family's financial and legal affairs and the intransigence and even mental derangement of his close relatives, and torn between his good intentions and his demons.
Aproud grandparent of Nameand address Unless, of course, he is including our present state of alcoholism, celebrity worship and mild mental derangement in the definition.
The role of trial judge in these dramas is overwhelmingly female, with an exception made for plots that require malfeasance or mental derangement, where a man may then be admitted to the bench.
In Sudden Times, the narrative both consciously records the effects, on the diegetic level, of Ollie's mental derangement, and integrates them, at the level of narration, as a dynamic factor in the narrating process.
This all-too-human behavior leads Herzog to ask whether there are cases of mental derangement among these birds.
Distraction named an extreme, but usually temporary, form of mental derangement.
Arsenic found in a sample of hair from Britain's King George III (also known as the monarch who gave the American colonies something to really rebel against) came from medication administered to him by his court physicians to treat his "prolonged and profound mental derangement," according to an article in the Lancet.