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What is mental health?

What is mental health? 463315 ISP59110.1177/0020764012463315International Journal of Social PsychiatryEditorial E CAMDEN SCHIZOPH Editorial International Journal of Social Psychiatry What is mental health?59(1) 3 –4 © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0020764012463315 isp.sagepub.com 1 2 3 Dinesh Bhugra, Alex Till and Norman Sartorius Mental health does not exist on its own. It is an integral and him meant being at ease when with others and when alone. essential part of overall health, which can be defined in at An individual in a state of good mental health will have a least three ways – as the absence of disease, as a state of the strong sense of self and others; they will be able (and organism that allows the full performance of all its functions willing) to form positive relationships and yet be comfort- or as a state of balance within oneself and between oneself able in their own company. The notions of self will be very and one’s physical and social environment (Sartorius, strongly influenced by culture, and whether the individual 2002). Which of these three definitions is used depends on is socio-centric or egocentric will be determined by culture the level to which the basic health needs are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Social Psychiatry SAGE

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SAGE
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© The Author(s) 2013
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0020-7640
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1741-2854
DOI
10.1177/0020764012463315
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23349505
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Abstract

463315 ISP59110.1177/0020764012463315International Journal of Social PsychiatryEditorial E CAMDEN SCHIZOPH Editorial International Journal of Social Psychiatry What is mental health?59(1) 3 –4 © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0020764012463315 isp.sagepub.com 1 2 3 Dinesh Bhugra, Alex Till and Norman Sartorius Mental health does not exist on its own. It is an integral and him meant being at ease when with others and when alone. essential part of overall health, which can be defined in at An individual in a state of good mental health will have a least three ways – as the absence of disease, as a state of the strong sense of self and others; they will be able (and organism that allows the full performance of all its functions willing) to form positive relationships and yet be comfort- or as a state of balance within oneself and between oneself able in their own company. The notions of self will be very and one’s physical and social environment (Sartorius, strongly influenced by culture, and whether the individual 2002). Which of these three definitions is used depends on is socio-centric or egocentric will be determined by culture the level to which the basic health needs are

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Published: Feb 1, 2013

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