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Words used to describe someone's psychological state

stable

adjective

with a healthy mental and emotional state

well-balanced

adjective

a well-balanced person is sensible and is mentally strong and healthy

unstable

adjective

an unstable person becomes angry or upset often and very suddenly

disturbed

adjective

affected by mental or emotional problems, usually because of bad experiences in the past

maladjusted

adjective

unable to deal with ordinary social situations or relationships

mixed up

adjective

someone who is mixed up has a lot of emotional problems

hung up

adjective

affected in an emotional way by something that happened to you in the past

messed up

adjective

someone who is messed up has emotional or mental problems because unpleasant things have happened to them

fucked up

adjective

an extremely offensive expression that means so confused, unhappy, or mentally ill that it is hard to live a normal life

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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