psychological state


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Noun1.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"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
frame of mind, state of mind - a temporary psychological state
aboulia, abulia - a loss of will power
anhedonia - an inability to experience pleasure
depersonalisation, depersonalization - (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in an impersonal social machine
hypnosis - a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion
fugue - a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days
psychic trauma, trauma - an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
morale - a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
anxiety, anxiousness - (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
hallucinosis - a mental state in which the person has continual hallucinations
identity crisis - distress and disorientation (especially in adolescence) resulting from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one's self and one's role in society
nerves, nervousness - an uneasy psychological state; "he suffered an attack of nerves"
delusion, psychotic belief - (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
mental health - the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
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
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
elation - an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
annoyance, botheration, irritation, vexation - the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
spell, trance, enchantment - a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
disassociation, dissociation - a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
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In that Verloc whom Heat wished so much to screen I've found a man in that particular psychological state.
This service is aimed at increasing the motivation of an unemployed citizen to work, activating a position to find work and finding a job, completely resolving or reducing the urgency of psychological problems that impede professional and social self-realization, adapting to existing conditions, and implementing a professional career by optimizing the psychological state.
Evidence shows that engagement with creative activities could enhance one's moods, emotions and psychological state having positive impact on one's mental and psychological health.
It was the artists' task to look at the world and find how the concept of time translated into their emotional, physiological and psychological state.
It covers the computerized art evaluation of elements of drawings using the elements of the Computer Color-Related Elements Art Therapy Evaluation System (C_CREATES) (provided on the accompanying CD-ROM), and the computerized art interpretation of the drawerAEs psychological state using expert systems, statistical regression models, and Bayesian networks, including application to differentiation and identification of psychological states and estimating levels of psychological disorder.
The results of the first phase of treatment will be announced in a press conference soon, said Shahat, adding that this phase consists of dealing with the complications and the bad psychological state she suffered from, coming from India.
Panelo advised de Lima to seek treatment on her mental and psychological state.
She feels for the hard psychological state of the people and their dire living condition and she tries to help them.
The man sentenced to death for the rape and murder of seven-year-old Obaida Al Aqrabawi will be examined by doctors to determine his psychological state.
He said in an interview quoted by his press office via an official statement today that "the government did not enter the popular crowd to the city of Fallujah as an act of precaution and taking into account the sensitivities of existing and missing opportunities on the enemies of Iraq, so it resides in Karma and Saqlawiyah only," considering that "no one can say for sure that all battles pages do not see a breach, the fact that confronting the enemy make the fighter in a psychological state may pay him for committing a mistake.
I was beaten up and taken to hospital; I'm in such a bad psychological state.
A police report said the 26-year-old had arrived at the emergency room shortly after 7am, under the influence of drugs and in poor psychological state, and assaulted the hospital staff for no apparent reason.

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