emotional disturbance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n emotional disturbance any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
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Usage

In literature:

Their narrow puritanical vision banished man as a disturber and doubtful character out of their emotional life.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 1, March 1906" by Various
Not one feature of her face is disturbed, or seems ever to have been subject to emotion.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
With occupation and a modest success, emotional disturbance was surely giving place to an even calm, when, one day, something happened.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
Added to his other disturbing emotions was the most stinging one of jealousy.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
I confess that the sense of being injured was not the only emotion that disturbed me.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
A new light shone upon him, a new emotion disturbed him; perhaps that old hardness within was giving way.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
He was not stirred by the emotions which disturb a free child with a whipping in prospect.
"Watch and Wait" by Oliver Optic
At the display of such emotion Lord Chetwynde looked on deeply disturbed.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
It was, at times, a disturbing emotion, a foreshadowing of evil, a warning for him to be on his guard.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
And only to-day had there come any emotions that disturbed her peace.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
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In news:

Researchers have shown that emotional disturbance, including watching one's favorite team lose an important game, can increase one's chance of heart attack.
Deputy Shot, Killed by Emotionally Disturbed Man.
Officials say an emotionally disturbed man breached security at one of the nation's busiest ports, boarded a ship and was found in the captain's cabin.
The idea of closing the 78-bed center, which provides psychiatric treatment to emotionally disturbed youth, is sure to run into a fight.
Emotionally disturbed caller said he had Uzi, police say.
'Emotionally disturbed ' man arrested after Port Newark security breach.
Police confront emotionally disturbed man at Reeds Pond.
Trial to start Wednesday at 11 a.m. Man who shot at troopers and was caught in Wellsville will use 'emotionally disturbed ' defense.
A police officer on Long Island is recovering after investigators say he was stabbed by an emotionally- disturbed man armed with a knife.
Clarkstown Police were involved in a standoff with an emotionally disturbed person in Nanuet for more than five hours.
Four people were stabbed by an emotionally disturbed person in a freak chain of events in Chelsea this evening.
Emotionally disturbed caller said he had Uzi, police say.
Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Harlem that left an emotionally -disturbed man dead.
Police went into Zuccotti Park at approximately 12:30 am after being asked for help with an emotionally disturbed person, they said.
In 1999 at Aptos Junior High School, Monica Magallanes, a psychotherapist, was working with two severely emotionally disturbed children, when a suicide attempt happened.
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