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Chapter-13 Mental Health and Mental Hygiene

BOOK TITLE: Basic Psychology for Nurses

Author
1. Kumar Rajesh
ISBN
9789352702169
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14190_14
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
13
Author Affiliations
1. PGIMER, Chandigarh, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Center, Hinduja Health Care Mumbai, Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, rkderm@gmail.com, Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, SGRD College of Nursing, SGRD Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, India, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, Rani Children Hospital, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, Nalanda Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India
Chapter keywords
Mental health, mental hygiene, mentally healthy person, emotionally healthy person, mental illness, physical function, psychological symptom

Abstract

Mental hygiene is a science which deals with the process of attaining mental health and preserving mental health in the society. The term mental health is closely related with the term mental hygiene as the main objective of mental hygiene is to attain mental health. Mental hygiene is a science. The main objective of mental hygiene is to build up one’s ego rather than tearing down another’s ego. It tries to develop the power of tolerance and praise and discourages the habit of blaming others. Functions of mental hygiene, mental health, characteristics of mentally healthy person, warning signs of poor mental health, and mental illness are covered in this chapter. In this chapter, short essay type questions and multiple choice questions along with their answer key are also provided.

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