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chemical imbalance

A euphemistic (and possibly derogatory) insinuation of a mental illness or disorder. I think I might have a chemical imbalance or something, I've just not been myself lately. What's wrong with you, do you have some kind of chemical imbalance or something?
See also: imbalance

chemically imbalanced

A euphemistic (and possibly derogatory) insinuation of being mentally ill. I think I might be a bit chemically imbalanced, I've just not been myself lately. What's wrong with you, are you chemically imbalanced or something?
See also: imbalance
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We find that order imbalances in portfolios of small stocks, large stocks, and closed-end funds have predictive ability for other portfolio returns even in the presence of own order flow.
The gender imbalance resulting from selective abortion of females also means that daughters, who do the actual caring for the elderly, will be in short supply.
I don't want my friends, family, of fellow citizens to get sucked into believing they are treating a chemical imbalance with medicine when what they are actually doing is taking drugs to feel better.
to grant preferential treatment to any individual or to any group because of the race, color, religion, sex, or national origin of such individual or group on account of an imbalance which may exist with respect to the total number or percentage of persons of any race, color, religion, sex, or national origin employed by any employer .
The imbalance curves S'(Q') and the cyclically corrected imbalances S* were then computed numerically, with industrial and regional measures calculated separately as SI* and SR*, respectively.
Sickened and severely weakened by a chemical imbalance throughout their ecosystem, these forests appear to be dying from opportunistic blights.
External balances have been driven by internal economic and financial imbalances
The authors further observe that downturns associated with financial crises lead to deeper recessions and to stronger subsequent turnarounds in imbalances than normal business cycle downturns.
He was addressing a dozen global policymakers who joined academics and businessmen under the banner of France's Group of 20 presidency to discuss imbalances, regulation, inflation and other topics two weeks after G-20 finance ministers fixed a set of indicators to measure imbalances.
investment and consumption over savings and the excess savings over investment and consumption in China, Japan, and others--is that neither of the two counter-parties of these imbalances ought to dare proceed unilaterally to correct them.
Ayurveda teaches that deep relaxation provides an environment where constitutional imbalances can be overcome and the harmony and functional integrity of the doshas can be restored.
However, given the existence of structural imbalances in other jurisdictions and the District's significant management problems and the federal government's own fiscal challenges, federal policymakers face difficult choices regarding what changes, if any, they should make in their financial relationship with the District.
Beaumont explains that the software was developed to isolate variations and quantify mold imbalances caused by shear-induced flow imbalance in a geometrically balanced runner, steel variations in the mold, cooling effects, and hot-runner manifold system imbalances.
In that statement, the Fed said it was concerned about the potential for a buildup of inflationary imbalances ``against the background of already tight domestic labor markets and ongoing strength in demand in excess of productivity gains.
Thus, the FOMC continues to see the distribution of inflation risks skewed to the upside and must remain especially alert to the possible emergence of imbalances in financial and product markets that ultimately could endanger the maintenance of the low-inflation environment.