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mental illness

This page is about the collocation mental illness

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

illness causing thoughts or feelings that seriously disrupt a person's normal state of mind

For example

  • My cousin's been diagnosed with some sort of mental illness.

  • Feeling a bit sad isn't a mental illness - it's just a normal part of life.

Note:
A similar collocation is "mental disorder" and a related collocation is "mental health"

Quick Quiz

If you think you might be suffering from a mental illness, you should

a. have a lie down

b. talk to your doctor

c. keep it a secret

Contributor: Matt Errey