an approach to psychiatry concerned with the study and treatment of behavioral disorders, especially of young people.
Origin of orthopsychiatry
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the study and treatment of mental disorders with emphasis on prevention during childhood
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The psychiatric study, treatment, and prevention of emotional and behavioral problems, especially of those that arise during early development.
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