orthopsychiatry

[ awr-thoh-si-kahy-uh-tree, -sahy- ]
/ ˌɔr θoʊ sɪˈkaɪ ə tri, -saɪ- /

noun

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

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Origin of orthopsychiatry

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, adjectiveor·tho·psy·chi·a·trist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for orthopsychiatry

orthopsychiatry
/ (ˌɔːθəʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ) /

noun

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

Derived forms of orthopsychiatry

orthopsychiatric (ˌɔːθəʊˌsaɪkɪˈætrɪk), adjectiveorthopsychiatrist, noun
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Medical definitions for orthopsychiatry

orthopsychiatry
[ ôr′thō-sĭ-kīə-trē, -sī- ]

n.

The psychiatric study, treatment, and prevention of emotional and behavioral problems, especially of those that arise during early development.
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