A person in prison ("stir") may suffer psychological deterioration. It shares features with cabin fever.
Possible origin of "stir": sturrabin or sturbin
Risk factors for mental deterioration:
(1) solitary confinement
(2) high stress (threats from other prisoners, other)
(3) pre-existing mental illness
(5) boredom and lack of adequate stimulation
(6) seasonal affective disorder
(3) irrational behavior
(5) sleep disturbances
(6) anxiety or depression
(7) emotional distress
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