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decompression sickness

, illness
a disorder characterized by severe pain in muscles and joints, cramp, and difficulty in breathing, caused by a sudden and sustained decrease in air pressure, resulting in the deposition of nitrogen bubbles in the tissues
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the state of feeling physically or emotionally unwell or sick, and, as such, different from having or suffering from a disease. The word ‘ill’ originally meant ‘evil’ or ‘morally harmful’. Although they are not completely different categories, sociologists distinguish between illness as a social category, and disease as a medical category The latter refers to clinical conditions and pathologies which are described, classified and published as a branch of medical expertise. Illness refers to the subjective experience of sickness, disease or bad health, and to socially and culturally generated and expressed concepts of physical, social and psychological abnormality. See also SICK ROLE, TRIVIAL CONSULTATION, SYMPTOM ICEBERG, SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

What does it mean when you dream about illness?

Dreams of illness may suggest that the dreamer should pay attention to health matters especially to the areas of the body revealed in the dream. (See also Infection, Vaccination).

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The state of being sick.
A sickness, disease, or disorder.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


If you are ill in your dream, please pay attention to your health. At times our unconscious gives us warnings before we are consciously aware of any symptoms. Emotional health can also be included in such dreams, so take care of your relationships and express your feelings in positive ways. If someone you care about is ill in your dream, maybe you are concerned about losing the support and love of that person.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Interpreting the patient's beliefs and actions using a theoretical framework such as the Common-Sense Model of Illness Representation promotes an individualized plan of care and fosters the development of nursing interventions aimed directly at cognitive and emotional illness representations and the subsequent coping measures used.
Emotional illness, alcoholism, bad marriages, bad luck, ennui -- the red-bound class reports I receive every five years from Cambridge are full of accounts of dreams abandoned or severely revised.
In both All My Pretty Ones (1962) and Live or Die (1966) Sexton continues this probing treatment of her personal life, especially of her continuing emotional illness. The poet's later volumes include Love Poems (1969), Transformations (1971), and The Book of Folly (1972).
The Los Angeles Times reports that the mass automation efforts of the 1980s may lead to a huge wave of emotional illness linked to the way computer work is organized.
Emotional illness ranks second to chemical dependence as a cause of impairment in physicians.
"Often emotional illness follows, but there is not the necessary element of shock.
She said: "Cancer is a very emotional illness, and it's not just the patient who has a hard time of it.
Then I called the police after I freed my girl who suffers from an emotional illness," testified the father.
The symptoms, which develop in emotional illness, can be considered the result of defensive efforts versus anxiety.
At times, the load that needs sharing is the burden of loneliness or depression or mental or emotional illness. Those who grieve the loss of a loved one need someone to ease the burden of their sorrow.
"The reality is that patients with migraine or tension headache don't necessarily have emotional illness, yet research shows they can still benefit from behavioral therapy," he said in an interview.

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