mental health/ psychological health

joeydim

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Greek
Hello! In this sentence "obesity affects children's physical and mental health" is mental correct or should I use psychological? Thanks!
 
  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    Either could be the right word, but your choice will be made on the basis of context: who is saying this, why are they saying it, when did they say it, and to whom are they saying it?
     

    joeydim

    Member
    Greek
    I want to write it in a formal essay on children's obesity. I want to explain that being overfat usually affects their mood and their mental or psychologal state? What's the difference between them? Thanks again :)
     
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