[sahy-koh-dahy-uh g-noh-sis]


a psychological examination using psychodiagnostic techniques.

Origin of psychodiagnosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1935–40; see origin at psycho-, diagnosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

psychodiagnosis in Medicine




Any of various methods used to discover the factors that underlie behavior, especially maladjusted or abnormal behavior.
The branch of clinical psychology that emphasizes the use of psychological tests and techniques for assessing mental illness.
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