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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.

men′tal health′


n.
psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mental health - the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustmentmental health - the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
mental balance, mental soundness - the healthy psychological state of someone with good judgment
saneness, sanity - normal or sound powers of mind
mental disease, mental illness, psychopathy - any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
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