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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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Corresponding Author: Wendy McKelvey, Director of Environmental Health Surveillance, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth St.
Frieden is commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois, USA; and ([dagger]) New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, USA
The stated views are those of die author and do not represent those of the State of Maryland or the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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