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Mental well-being and mental illness: findings from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey for England 2007.

Authors
  • Weich, Scott
  • Brugha, Traolach
  • King, Michael
  • McManus, Sally
  • Bebbington, Paul
  • Jenkins, Rachel
  • Cooper, Claudia
  • McBride, Orla
  • Stewart-Brown, Sarah
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2011
Volume
199
Issue
1
Pages
23–28
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.091496
PMID: 21719878
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a large nationally representative population sample, two types of well-being were distinguished and reliably assessed: hedonic and eudaemonic. Associations with mental well-being were relatively independent of symptoms of mental illness. Mental well-being can remain even in the presence of mental suffering.

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