The word state can be used in reference to refer to an emotional or behavioral condition. Such as “the patient was in a state of hysteria.” Other “states” that might be noted are calm, manic, depressive, agitated, or tranquil. These states are commonly noted as part of the documentation of official paperwork (used in hospitals, psychiatric facilities, and law enforcement) to document the apparent state of mind of individuals that they interact with. For instance, a patient admitted to a psychiatric facility might be noted to be in an “agitated state.”