Chapter 11 - Normality, Mental Illness, Mental Health

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  1. Health

    a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing; and not merely the absence of illness or disease (WHO)
  2. Disease

    identifiable physiological change associated with an abnormal bodily condition (objectivity)
  3. Illness

    subjective experience of feeling unwell/unhealthy in relation to one or more aspects of their health
  4. Physical health

    the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be in good condition, to resist disease and to cope in threatening or emergency situations
  5. Physical illness

    is an individual’s subjective experience of a disease or physical health problem that interferes with the normal functioning of the body and adversely affects everyday functioning
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Chapter 11 - Normality, Mental Illness, Mental Health
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