The absence of psychiatric disorders or traits. It can be influenced by biological,
environmental, emotional and cultural factors. This term is highly variable in
definition, depending on time and place.
Services related to the mental health
Comprehensive mental health services, as generally defined under some national (or state) laws and statutes, include: inpatient care, outpatient care, day care and other partial hospitalization and emergency services; specialized services for the mental health of the elderly; consultation and education services and specialized programmes for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of alcohol and drug abusers. They generally include a variety of services provided to people of all ages, including counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric services, crisis intervention and support groups. Issues addressed include depression, grief, anxiety, and stress, as well as severe mental illnesses.
All forms of illness in which psychological, emotional or behavioral disturbances are the dominating feature. The term is relative and variable in different cultures, schools of thought and definitions. It includes a wide range of types and severities.
A disorder characterized by the display of an intellectual defect, as manifested by diminished cognitive, interpersonal, social and vocational effectiveness and quantitatively evaluated by psychological examination and assessment.