Definition of Mental hygiene

1. Noun. The branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods.

Definition of Mental hygiene

1. Noun. The concern and care for a 'clean', healthy (state of) mind (conscience and thought). ¹

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Medical Definition of Mental hygiene

1. The science and practice of maintaining and restoring mental health; a branch of early twentieth century psychiatry that has become an interdisciplinary field including subspecialties in psychology, nursing, social work, law, and other professions. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Hygiene

mental disorders diagnosed in childhood
mental disturbance
mental energy
mental exhaustion
mental faculty
mental fatigue
mental foramen
mental gymnastics
mental healing
mental health
mental health services
mental home
mental hospital
mental hospitals
mental hygiene (current term)
mental illness
mental illnesses
mental image
mental imagery
mental impairment
mental impression
mental institution
mental institutions
mental lexicon
mental measurement
mental nerve
mental note
mental object

Literary usage of Mental hygiene

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association (1921)
"... mental hygiene AGENCIES—LORENZ When once the correctional schools will change their attitude from that of more or less consciously assuming ..."

2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"CHAPTER XVI mental hygiene Hygiene a suggestive tern* for psychology. ... The first maxim of mental hygiene is that the nervous system must be kept in a ..."

3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"A very few years ago it would have been difficult to justify the infusion of a chapter on mental hygiene in a general treatise on preventive medicine and ..."

4. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"See Ability tests mental hygiene Community mental health movement and its ... mental hygiene during childhood. IS Wile. Med Rec 97:561-5 An 3 '20 Read ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"mental hygiene. By I. RAY, MD Boston : Ticknor and Fields, ... The fundamental principle of all true mental hygiene is, that the manifestations of the mind ..."

6. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1917)
"The specific objects of mental hygiene are to prevent mental diseases and mental defect and to promote mental health. The term is being applied in this ..."

7. Social Aspects of the Treatment of the Insane by Jacob Alter Goldberg (1921)
"V. mental hygiene NEEDS OF A COMMUNITY The object of this study having been largely limited to a consideration of the social aspects of the treatment of the ..."

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