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Illness - Illness
(2,539 words)

Part of Illness:

1. Physical Illness

2. Illness

A. Mental Illness

The term mental illness is applied to morbid states in which the patient loses touch with reality and his judgment is disturbed (whether in relation to other people and outward circumstances or in relation to himself), so that he will often end by behaving in an asocial or anti-social way. This type of illness has been studied with particular care during the past hundred years. Given the great d…

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Raymond Hostie and Juan J. López Ibor, “Illness - Illness”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 28 September 2022 <>
First published online: 2016

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