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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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Some drowsiness can be treated at home, especially if it's the result of life choices, such as working longer hours, or a mental state such as stress.
A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals refused to relax the state's hard-and-fast rule that evidence of a criminal defendant's mental state is barred unless the defendant pleads insanity.
Asked whether concerns about his mental state were serious, Mrs May said: "No.
I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius and a very stable genius at that!" Asked on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show if she was worried about his mental state, Prime Minister, May replied: "No."
As such, children need an advanced ToM to implement mental state talk in their narratives and centre them around a protagonist's intentions and subsequent actions [25].
The score assigned to the questions is summed separately to questions that assess physical state, for those that assess mental state and all 21 questions together to an aggregate score, the total quality of life.
Her mental state improved gradually after admission.
The students were also encouraged to develop expertise assessing the mental state of patients.
The purpose of the examinations is to provide an answer to the court~s question as to the mental state at the time of the alleged offense and/or the question of competence to stand trial.
If the medical report looked into these files they would be able to form a comprehensive and thorough idea of his mental state. The report also failed to identify the medications my client is currently taking or even look into their possible side-effects," Dr Mohammad Al Khazraji, the defendant's lawyer, said.
This edition incorporates the Supreme Court's new test for determining whether a defendant's developmental delays exempt him or her from the death penalty; recent cases limiting when life without parole may be used in non-homicide and homicide cases; lower court responses to the Supreme Court's life without parole decision in Graham, supra; more on the right to defend one's property, including the right to use deadly force in defense of one's habitation; a new section on when corporations can be held criminally liable for acts by their employees and the appropriate punishment when convicted; and more on actions and mental states that constitute odepraved hearto murder, including how the prosecution can prove the required mental state.
The report cites several examples of veterans who have been executed or sentenced to death in Texas with little or no consideration of their mental state.