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incurable

1. (esp of a disease) not curable; unresponsive to treatment
2. a person having an incurable disease
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Until recently, mental health professionals subscribed to the concept of chronicity, the belief that those who suffer from chronic mental illness were doomed to a life sentence of hopelessness, despair and incurability.
Moreover, Larson observes parents struggling with the issue of the incurability, while at the same time remaining hopeful for the future of the child as they actively pursue solutions which the community can offer.
28] The twelve-month period with regard to humans is thus only an estimate, and the crucial factor in the definition of terefah is the medical diagnosis of incurability.
The picture supposedly proves the "scientific" incurability of the insane by electroshock and justifies gassing them to death as the only other valid option.