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Definition of "psychological disorder" [psychological disorder]

  • (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "psychological disorder" in a sentence
  • "The woman had all the symptoms of delusional parasitosis, a well-documented psychological disorder in which patients are convinced that parasites have burrowed underneath their skin.20 Indeed, this woman had predicted that her doctor would give her that diagnosis—but, she said, she was absolutely certain that she was suffering from a real physical disease and not a psychological disorder."