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Mental Health (Overview)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to cope with life stressors.


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Whats the importance of mental hygiene?

Whats the importance of mental hygiene?

Huge: Mental hygiene covers all those practices helping us to have good physical and mental health. Therefore, things like structuring the day so that is not too overwhelming, journaling, sleeping adequately etc, can be considered both preventive and curative measures ...Read more

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Mental Health (Overview)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to cope with life stressors.


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What are the mental and emotional health benefits of gardening?

What are the mental and emotional health benefits of gardening?

Many: The gardener is literally in touch with the earth. The dedicated gardener experiences the life cycle of growth from beginning to end, cultivating mindful presence and affirming the pragmatic virtues of knowledge, planning, discipline, care and patience. Satisfaction comes when flowers bloom and fruits ripen.Taking care of ones garden is a powerful metaphor for wise living. ...Read more

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What is the mental health continuum?

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. ...Read more

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Are mental health psychologists a kind of doctor?

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Are mental health psychologists a kind of doctor?

Psychologist: Not Medical doctors, but Doctorate in Psychology (PhD). ...Read more

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What is relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

What is relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

Same: Mental hygiene is an older term for mental health, but the terms can be used interchangeably. The mental hygiene movement took off in the early 1900's, and was basically concerned with the improvement of the care of people with mental disorders. ...Read more

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Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read more

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Possibilities of health psychology?

Possibilities of health psychology?

Health psychologists: Work in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and are consulted to help patients and their doctors better understand both psychological antecedents that exacerbate disease, as well as the psychological effects illness has on the patient, and offers ways to mitigate both in order to improve prognosis, well-being and overall quality of life. ...Read more

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What're the psychological and health benefits of masturbation?

What're the psychological and health benefits of masturbation?

Masturbation: Some benefits are relief of depression & attainment of higher sense of self-esteem, relaxation & better sleep, improving relationships thru mutual masturbation, some studies claimed reduction in future development of prostate cancer, better breathing thru opening of nasal passages, and serving as a cardiovascular workout. ...Read more

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Which is the relationship between mental health and mental hygiene?

Mental Health: Refers basically to our state of emotional wellness where as mental hygiene is about how we take care of ourself emotionally. ...Read more

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What are components of good health education curriculum?

What are components of good health education curriculum?

Health Education: I admire your concern for good Health education Curriculum. Of course, it should start in pre-school, continue in elementary, intermediate and High School. It should include Physical Intellectual Emotional Social,and Spiritual health S There should be Education programs for parents, families and teachers Our Children-Our Future! ...Read more

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Role of occupational health and safety?

Role of occupational health and safety?

Workplace safety: Osha, or the department of occupational health and safety, keeps the workplace safe for workers and those who come into the work space. They oversee all safety issues, and infectious issues at the office, educate workers on safety issues, and enforce the rules. ...Read more

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Is developmental/behavioral pediatrics a form of mental health service?

Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems. ...Read more

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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

Not enough space.: Clinical psychotherapist can be a psychiatrist,psychologist or social workers who passed a board of accreditation. A clinical social worker has a master's degree but also have to pass a licensing board. A mental health counselor has some experience in mental health and usually work with facilities that deal with a broad range of practice and works under supervision. ...Read more

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What are the behaviors of a mental health problem?

What are the behaviors of a mental health problem?

Mental health problm: Behavior depends on type of mental health issue at hand. ...Read more

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How does community dwelling affect the mental and emotional health of the elderly?

How does community dwelling affect the mental and emotional health of the elderly?

Social isolation is: not good for anyone, elderly as well as younger people benefit from having a social community and supports. Often elderly people have less frequent contact with other people, so living in a community dwelling situation can be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the importance of mental hygiene?

Mental Hygiene: "mental hygiene" is the historical precursor to modern movements promoting mental health. Dr. Isaac ray (one of the founders of the american psychiatric association) defined mental hygiene as "an art to preserve the mind against incidents and influences which would inhibit or destroy its energy, quality or development." it's aimed at maintaining positive mental health, and preventing disorders. ...Read more

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Discuss role of stress, psychpathology and psychotherapy on mental diseases?

Discuss role of stress, psychpathology and psychotherapy on mental diseases?

Interactive: Psychopathology refers to harmfully unusual psychological qualities of the person caused by biology and traumatic learning histories. Stress consists of a response to upsetting events that triggers or worsens pathological factors. Psychotherapy aims to teach coping for unchangeable factors, de-condition negative factors that were learned, and strengthen positive factors already present. ...Read more

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How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

They are different: All sorts of professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) can do mental health counseling, but only a licensed psychologist can do therapy and call it psychology. In order to become a licensed psychologist, one must get a doctorate in psychology and meet a number of other state requirements that other mental health professionals do not have. ...Read more

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What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

A number: Of organizations do statistical analyses, but the national institute of mental healh is likely what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Spiritual causes of mental disorder?

Spiritual causes of mental disorder?

What do you mean?: What do you mean by "spiritual?" this is not a term that is often used by mental health or medical practitioners when discussing the various causes of mental disorders. Usually we speak of "biopsychosocial" causes. But, to explain mental disorders we consider all aspects of a person, including one's religious or spiritual beliefs. Certainly, what one believes affects one's mental health. ...Read more

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