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I'm not sure whether "state of mind" and "mental state" can be used as synonyms when referring to, for instance, the states of disburtance, unperturbedness, etc.

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Sextus
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"Mental state" sounds indeed like words uttered by a psychologist or a psychiatrist... But I'm not a native, so wait for some more opinions...

PS: there's also "mood"
Pieanne"Mental state" sounds indeed like words uttered by a psychologist or a psychiatrist... But I'm not a native, so wait for some more opinions...

PS: there's also "mood"

I agree. 'Mental state' sounds more clinical. 'State of mind' sounds more vernacular to me.
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So, it's ok to use "state of mind" to talk about the states of perturbation, unperturbedness, fear, anger, etc.?

Sextus
I could imagine something along these lines: "The patient looked very perturbed. His state of mind was oscilliating between fear and anger, etc etc..." But then I'm not a psychiatrist Emotion: smile
Merci bien, Anne.

Cheers,

Sextus
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