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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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Equally compelling is the story of how psychology and psychiatry are now adopting MRI in visualizing mental pathology. Markets for the technology open like spring crocuses under the warming sun: in 2005, 10% of the American population had been examined by MRI compared to 3.5% a decade earlier (p.
Healey suggests that psychiatrists of the time were reluctant to confirm the ideological reduction of sexual violence to mental pathology; nevertheless, this association soon became entrenched in Soviet thinking.
Just as there is a "FOLIE A DEUX" there is a "FOLIE A MILLIONS." The fact that millions of people share the same vices does not make them virtuous, the fact that they share so many errors does not make the errors to be truths, and the fact that millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make them sane.
(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.