According to my dictionary,

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Posted by Victor on November 02, 2001 at 14:42:59:

In Reply to: Disease V Disorder posted by Jayne on November 02, 2001 at 11:35:52:

disorder is more of a psychiatry term and I would hate to be treated by a psychiatrist for this condition.

"dis·or·der (dąs-ôr“d…r) n. 1. A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion. 2. A breach of civic order or peace; a public disturbance. 3. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body: eating disorders and substance abuse. --dis·or·der tr.v. dis·or·dered, dis·or·der·ing, dis·or·ders. 1. To throw into confusion or disarray. 2. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange."

Chosing between your two choices, disease seems to be more appropiate.

"dis·ease (dą-z¶z“) n. 1. A pathological condition of a part, an organ, or a system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms. 2. A condition or tendency, as of society, regarded as abnormal and harmful. 3. Obsolete. Lack of ease; trouble. [Middle English disese, from Old French : des-, dis- + aise, ease; see EASE.]"

I prefer the word affliction..

"af·flic·tion (…-fląk“sh…n) n. 1. A condition of pain, suffering, or distress. See Synonyms at trial. 2. A cause of pain, suffering, or distress. See Synonyms at burden1."

But, a rose by any other is still a ......

Can't you think of a better subject to think of while driving?

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