mental aberration


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mental aberration

[′men·təl ‚ab·ə′rā·shən]
(psychology)
A departure from normal mental function.
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Cahill's defence trial counsel argued that he had carried out the act under mental aberration and had no motive.
Need for more understanding KIMBERLY Mann's emotive reference to autism puts this daunting mental aberration into perspective, especially for those who are obliged to respond to this malady, and often from little choice.
The problems of fundamental rights and freedoms we suffer at home as well as the failures in our regional policies and the isolation process are closely related to this mental aberration.
IN his few weeks as a Durham cricketer, Calum MacLeod has done a lot of things right - but the county were unable to recover from his mental aberration as they suffered their first Twenty20 defeat of the season.
The book presents practical metaphors ("our brains are not made of cement," and mental illness "is not like having a broken arm"), practical advice (ask a friend, counselor, or teacher to be your "mirror"), and some unusual but important facts (genius is also a mental aberration, so be careful about stereotyping odd behaviors).
I can't imagine classifying, much less treating, a sincere, studious and only a teensy bit obsessive appreciation of fine edged-tools as some kinda mental aberration.
Whatever happens to him on it - that Champions League Final miss in Moscow four years ago, the shocking mental aberration in Barcelona last month - never undermines his ferocious commitment.
9 (ANI): Formula One 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton invited fresh controversy ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix after another mental aberration deprived him of the chance to start the race from pole position.
One man, afflicted by some mental aberration, wanted the utterly corrupt SLC to submit a report, not on its shameless, reckless, cancerous and sickening corruption, but Sanga's speech.
He was impressive over this course and distance last month prior to something of a mental aberration at Sheffield next time, but that was hopefully a one-off and this certainly represents an easier task than that he faced in the East Anglian Derby heats on his last competitive outing.