orthopsychiatry

[ awr-thoh-si-kahy-uh-tree, -sahy- ]

noun
  1. an approach to psychiatry concerned with the study and treatment of behavioral disorders, especially of young people.

Origin of orthopsychiatry

1
First recorded in 1920–25; ortho- + psychiatry

Other words from orthopsychiatry

  • or·tho·psy·chi·at·ric [awr-thoh-sahy-kee-a-trik], /ˌɔr θoʊˌsaɪ kiˈæ trɪk/, or·tho·psy·chi·at·ri·cal, adjective
  • or·tho·psy·chi·a·trist, noun

Words Nearby orthopsychiatry

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British Dictionary definitions for orthopsychiatry

orthopsychiatry

/ (ˌɔːθəʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ) /


noun
  1. the study and treatment of mental disorders with emphasis on prevention during childhood

Derived forms of orthopsychiatry

  • orthopsychiatric (ˌɔːθəʊˌsaɪkɪˈætrɪk), adjective
  • orthopsychiatrist, noun

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