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what is the mental health continuum?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
MH continuum: Mental health runs along a continuum, from temporary to permanent, with periods of mental distress & times of no distress, between optimum & poor mental health. Optimum means happiness, control over behaviors, appraisal of reality, healthy self concept, & academic or work effectiveness.
Dr. Danielle Biggs
Clinical Psychology 22 years experience
Refers to Autism: In mental health the "continuum" usually refers the disorders that can be classified as falling somewhere within Autistic Spectrum or continuum

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I'm under so much pressure, I feel like i'm going to explode. How do I keep a healthy mental health?

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Emotional upheaval: Feelings like yours usually require immediate help with a psychologist or psychiatrist to help you improve your mental health. Talk to your doctor about referral. Meanwhile it is important to balance our lives with the demands put on them. Techniques to maintain balance in our lives include physical exercise, a healthy diet, avoid alcohol, smoking and drugs. Gettng help is essential.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What determines where a person is located on the mental health continuum?

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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
A lot of nosy: questions by a psychologist or psychiatrist. Generally speaking, there is a decision tree mental health professionals follow to narrow down symptoms by type of symptom, duration, intensity and relation to any previous conditions or events. It takes years of training and practice to do this accurately, so go to someone well-trained. What exactly do you mean by mental health continuum?

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