vnsg 1238

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Anonymous
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125703
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vnsg 1238
Updated:
2012-01-02 20:00:50
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mental health
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  1. what is mental health?
    A state of successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activites, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with adversity.
  2. Factors Affecting Mental Health:
    Inherited characteristics,Childhood nurturing,Life's circumstances either positive or negative
  3. mental illness
    is the term that refers to all diagnosable mental disorders
  4. characteristics identified in mental illness
    poor self concept, feelings of inadequacy, dependent behavior due to above, pessimism that is constant, poor judgment, inability to cope, inability to accept responsiblity for actions, avoidance of problems, inability to recognize own talents, limitations, or percieve reality
  5. maladaptive behavior
    demands or seeks immediate gratification, inability to establish a meaningful relationship
  6. Mental Disorders
    are health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior which are associated with distress and/or impaired functioning and spawn a host of human problems that may include disability, pain or death.

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