(not in technical use) any disabling mental disorder requiring treatment.
any mental illness not primarily of organic origin in which the patient ceases to function properly, often accompanied by severely impaired concentration, anxiety, insomnia, and lack of self-esteem; used esp of episodes of depression
nervous breakdown n.
A severe or incapacitating emotional disorder, especially when occurring suddenly and marked by depression.
- Nervous bladder
nervous bladder n. A urinary bladder condition in which there is a need to urinate frequently but failure to empty the bladder completely.
noun 1. extreme mental and physical fatigue caused by excessive emotional stress; neurasthenia.
- Nervous indigestion
nervous indigestion n. Indigestion caused by stress or by an emotion such as anxiety.
- Nervous lobe
nervous lobe n. The bulbous part of the neurohypophysis attached to the hypothalamus by the infundibulum and composed of pituicytes, blood vessels, and terminals of nerve fibers from the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei.