- Created by: Rosiem2102
- Created on: 18-12-18 11:52
Deviation from ideal mental health
- We have no symptoms or distress
- We are rational and can percieve ourselves accurately
- We self-actualise
- We can cope with stress
- We have a realistic view of the world
- We have good self-esteem and lack guilt
- We are independent of other people
- We can successfully work, love and enjoy our leisure.
- There is some overlap from DIM and FFA.
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It is a comprehensive definition
- Covers a broad range of criteria for mental health
- Probably covers most of the reasons why someone would seek help from mental health services or be referred for help.
- Good tool for thinking about mental health.
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- Specific to western european and north american cultures (culture bound)
- Emphasis on personal achievement and concept of self-actualisation could be considered self-indulgent.
- Much of the world may see independence from other people as a bad thing.
- Traits typical as individualist cultures.
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It sets an unrealistically high standard for menta
- Very few of us attain Jahoda's criteria
- Probably none of us achieve all of them at the same time.
- This approach would see most of us as abnormal.
- Makes it clear to people the benefits of seeking treatment.
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