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versión impresa ISSN 1132-1296
LOPERA ECHAVARRIA, Juan Diego. Psychology and Psychic Health. Index Enferm [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.1-2, pp.81-85. ISSN 1132-1296. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1132-12962011000100017.
It is common to use the term "mental health" rather than "psychic health". Starting with a definition of the object of psychology as culture incarnate, in this paper we will argue why it is preferable to use the term psychic health. We believe that "psyche" is a much broader concept than mind, covering the different facets of human reality. Based on the working of Canguilhem on the normal and the pathological, we propose a concept of health that includes the deployment of human beings, like a continuation of the patterns that life itself states in its evolution process.
Palabras clave : Psychic health; Mind; Culture incarnate.