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The functional attributes of the mind; mental activity.
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n. pl. mentali·ties
The sum of a person's intellectual capabilities or endowment.
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A manner of thinking; mindset.
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The functional attributes of the mind; mental activity.
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Patient discussion about mentality

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 desire is to win games and that winning mentality is what will make that happen."
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Earlier today, Gautam wrote a letter to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, appealing to question the AMU's mentality behind the show-cause notice and if an event aimed at promoting patriotism is unreasonable.
When we were finishing 10th we were thinking 'Oh maybe now, we do not need that' but we needed that mentality in the Championship and we need it now.
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People with crab mentality accordingly behave like crabs that pull down those who are going up in the effort of those below to go up, too, dislodging those already above them in the process.
So, they should establish a good working relationship and industrial mentality,' he said.
That is why Great persons of India (both independent and undivided India) as well as that of close neighbors were also motivated to deep-rooted spiritualism to attain high level artistic mentality. As the status of Indian societies has become heavily materialistic hence it is high time for all Indians to turn their shelves to enamor themselves to high level artistic mental makeup.
"We have to have the mentality that everyone hates us, we're not Sunderland with its big history and 40,000 people behind us when everything is going well, we are where we are," said Coleman, whose side takes on Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light tomorrow.
Even though PKR and Amanah may find it difficult to accept this reality as both had brought forth a progressive approach for the Malays, but at the moment, the mentality of the Malay is still dependent on Umno's doctrines,' he said.
The herd mentality has been in full swing, as BDs and the press drew attention to which firms were the most successful in attracting advisors.