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men·tal health

emotional, behavioral, and social maturity or normality; the absence of a mental or behavioral disorder; a state of psychological well-being in which one has achieved a satisfactory integration of one's instinctual drives acceptable to both oneself and one's social milieu; an appropriate balance of love, work, and leisure pursuits.

mental health

n.
1.
a. A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.
b. A person's overall emotional and psychological condition: Since witnessing the accident, his mental health has been poor.
2. A field comprising various professions, such as psychiatry and social work, that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders.

mental health

A state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

men·tal health

(men'tăl helth)
Emotional, behavioral, and social maturity or normality; the absence of a mental or behavioral disorder; a state of psychological well-being in which the person has achieved a satisfactory integration of instinctual drives acceptable to both self and social milieu; an appropriate balance of love, work, and leisure pursuits.

men·tal health

(men'tăl helth)
Emotional, behavioral, and social maturity or normality; absence of a mental or behavioral disorder; state of psychological well-being in which one has achieved a satisfactory integration of one's instinctual drives acceptable to both oneself and one's social milieu.

Patient discussion about mental health

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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These can range from mental states and lifestyle choices to serious medical conditions.
Haywood refused to identify any experts who would testify as to Schmuhl's mental state.
Studies on the link between ToM and narrative production provide a further support to the hypothesis that mental state talk and narratives are associated.
Mental state was statistically significantly associated with age (p < 0.001), educational level (p < 0.001), job (p < 0.001), and place of residence (p < 0.001).
Her mental state deteriorated suddenly again on 14 March 2014, about 3 weeks after the first episode.
The subjects covered include Signs and Symptoms of Psychiatric Disorders, The Psychiatric Interview, History taking and mental state examination, Anxiety disorders, Mood (Affective)Disorders, Schizophrenia and related disorders, Personality Disorders, Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Psychiatry and Medicine, Dissociative (Conversion) and Somatoform disorders, Neuropsychiatry and Old Age psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, IntellectualDisability, Forensic Psychiatry, Perinatal and Psychiatric Disorders specific to Women, Sleep Disorders, Psychosexual Disorders, Eating Disorders, Psychological Methods of Treatment, Drugs and other Physical Treatments and all the chapters have been very well referenced.
Additionally, his mental state needs to be re-examined and the medical report re-issued," he added.
His mental state related to service is not available.
Summary: The attorney of Tarek Yateem, who is suspected of brutally stabbing and killing a man after a road rage incident in Beirut, requested Friday that a court-appointed doctor examine her client's mental state, the National News Agency reported.
(4) Description of a character as appearing to be in a particular mental state, e.g., "Harry looks confused."
The basic idea of functionalism is that what makes a state mental is its playing a causal-functional role of a certain pattern within a system, and, specifically, what makes a mental state the mental state that it is (e.g., its being a belief that it's raining) is its causal connections to perceptual inputs, behavioral outputs, and other mental states.
The article dealt with how Blige dealt with insecurities and it is believed that Gomez too is in a similar mental state. Gomez's recent activities might be a cause of concern for her family and friends as she was in a similar mental state before checking into a rehab facility earlier this year.