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Mental illness

Related: abnormal - mad scientist - maniac - paraphilia - psychopath - psychiatry - folly - irrationality

Titles with mad: Mad Max (1979) - Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981) -

Contrast: reason - seriousness

Mental illness

A mental illness is a psychiatric disorder that results in a disruption in a person's thinking, feeling, moods, and ability to relate to others. Psychiatrists generally attribute mental illness to organic/neurochemical causes that can be treated with psychiatric medication, psychotherapy, lifestyle adjustments and other supportive measures. Compare rational-emotive therapy. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_illness

see also: psychiatry - behaviour - attention - imagination

Is [romantic] love a form of mental illness? [...]

“The language of Valentine's Day cards and love songs-‘crazy for you,’ ‘madly in love,’ et cetera-may reveal an important truth. Sometimes, love looks like a mental disorder, says British clinical psychologist Frank Tallis. . . . The author of ‘Love Sick: Love as a Mental Illness,’ Mr. Tallis has a private practice in London, where he says he often has patients who are suffering mentally because of love. ‘Some people are referred to me because of an admission to depression or anxiety disorder, but in fact, once we'd explored issues around their problems, it was clear they were just in love.’ . . . -- via http://theszaszblog.blogspot.com/2005/02/is-love-form-of-mental-illness.html [Feb 2005]

Art Brut [...]

Art Brut is an informal art genre. The term (meaning Raw Art) was coined by French painter Jean Dubuffet for the art of the insane. Dubuffet became fascinated by the paintings of people institutionalized with schizophrenia such as Adolf Wolfli, Heinrich Anton Muller and Aloïse Corbaz. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Brut, Apr 2004

Mad Magazine

MAD is an American humor magazine founded by publisher William Gaines and editor Harvey Kurtzman in 1952. Aimed at young readers, it satirized American pop culture. It deflated stuffed shirts, poked fun at common foibles. Its publisher, Gaines, had suffered greatly from censorship which had literally destroyed his prior line of EC horror comics. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAD_Magazine, Feb 2004

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