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men·tal hy·giene

the science and practice of maintaining and restoring mental health; a branch of early twentieth century psychiatry that has become an interdisciplinary field including subspecialties in psychology, nursing, social work, law, and other professions.

mental hygiene

the study of the development of healthy mental and emotional habits, attitudes, and behavior and the prevention of mental illness. Also called psychophylaxis.

men·tal hy·giene

(men'tăl hī'jēn)
The science and practice of maintaining and restoring mental health; a branch of early twentieth-century psychiatry that has become an interdisciplinary field including subspecialities in psychology, nursing, social work, law, and other professions.

mental hygiene

The science of developing and maintaining mental health and preventing mental illness.
See also: hygiene

Patient discussion about mental hygiene

Q. Is depression is a mental disease? how do you treat it?

A. I can confirm as a patient being treated for depression that it is mental. Its supposed to be caused by a complicated chemical imbalance in the brain.

Q. Regarding mental illness My mom is suffering from mental illness. As she remains absent minded through out the day, moreover remains silent (talkless), suffering with idiot ideas. Pls advise me how may i resolve this prob. She is sufferring from last 4 years....!!! and now it has increased. We are also under supervision of phycologist but he used to kept her on sleep as alternative. I need yr some corrective suggestion & help. Regards Parth

A. Parth- Dan could be right, there might be another diagnosis for your mother. it sounds like late stages of Parkinson's, but that would be hard to miss due to a very clear first stages.. if Schizophrenia was diagnosed properly - you should know that there are cases of recovery but it's about 15%. so it's not much, but a dual treatment can improve her state. is she taking any medication?

Q. In what ways does bipolar different from mental depression?

A. bipolar disorder is like being on a giant swing that one side is depression and the other is mania. you suffer from depression episodes and mania episodes. mania is an excessive good mood, sounds good but it's not. it''s wearing out you and your close ones. make you buy stuff you don't need and such.

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The drafting of this legislation was almost certainly influenced by the mental hygiene movement, as the very title of the first Act indicates.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ([dagger]) The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC, USA; ([double dagger]) US Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland, USA; and [section] Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
HMS has served the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for over 20 years, providing cost recovery and cost containment services that have resulted in over $200 million in recoveries and savings for the program.
About BigAppleRx BigAppleRx, a program sponsored by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is available to everyone living in, working in, or visiting NYC, regardless of age, income, citizenship, or health insurance status.
On October 6, 2005 Palladia, Inc-HIV Service Unit received a Certificate of Achievement from The City of New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Bureau of HIV/ AIDS Prevention and Control Women and HIV/AIDS Unit.
In August 2001, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene posted an alert on the Epidemic Information Exchange (Epi-X), a national, Web-based communications network for public health investigation and response (3), regarding its investigation of an outbreak of S.
Karpati, a physician in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, reports that in studies of the city's 2000 mosquito spraying season, no correlation could be found between broad application of sumithrin (a pyrethroid pesticide) and asthma cases presenting at the city's 11 public hospital emergency departments.
The resolution is based on financing agreements with the state Department of Mental Hygiene and provides for a pledge of the annual payments, net of state administrative fees, received by the authority from provision of mental health services through both the state's institutional facilities and community-based agencies.
In the cases of Pilgrim State and Long Island Developmental Center, the Department of Mental Hygiene will continue to operate on retained portions of the properties.
In addition to the still considerable, though declining, state general fund operating support, the securing annual payments represent nearly $2 billion of mental hygiene patient care revenues, with debt service a first claim.
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