aberration of mind

See: insanity
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A tremulous uncertainty of the action of all her limbs soon became a part of her regular state, and afterwards, at intervals of two or three months, she would often put her hands to her head, and would then remain for about a week at a time in some gloomy aberration of mind. We were at a loss to find a suitable attendant for her, until a circumstance happened conveniently to relieve us.
When I observed this last, plain evidence of my friend's aberration of mind, I could scarcely refrain from tears.