from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.
  • noun A person's overall emotional and psychological condition.
  • noun A field comprising various professions, such as psychiatry and social work, that deals with the promotion of mental and psychological well-being and the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of mental disorders.

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  • noun One's emotional well-being, especially with reference to one's outlook on life, ability to cope with stress or the absence of a mental disorder.

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  • noun the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment


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