mental health

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mental health

[′men·təl ′helth]
(psychology)
A relatively enduring state of being in which an individual has effected an integration of his instinctual drives in a way that is reasonably satisfying to himself as reflected in his zest for living and his feeling of self-realization.
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Erich Fromm said: "The fact that millions of people suffer the same forms of mental pathology does not make those people balanced people.
45) Many sexologists and psychologists argued that homosexuality was neither a crime nor the cause of other types of mental pathology but an illness caused by constitutional weakness, faulty social arrangements, and improper parenting.
Organized by Kiasma's Maria Hirvi, these works and others, including Anne, Aki and God, 1998, in which the borders between reality, imagination, and mental pathology blur to extinction, survey a decade of Ahtila's output.