psychopathology

[ sahy-koh-puh-thol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊ pəˈθɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the science or study of mental disorders.
the conditions and processes of a mental disorder.
a pathological deviation from normal or efficient behavior; psychosis.

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Origin of psychopathology

First recorded in 1840–50; psycho- + pathology

OTHER WORDS FROM psychopathology

psy·cho·path·o·log·i·cal [sahy-koh-path-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, psy·cho·path·o·log·ic, adjectivepsy·cho·pa·thol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for psychopathological

  • Psychic impotence is a symptom which occurs accidentally in the normal state and very frequently in psychopathological conditions.

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British Dictionary definitions for psychopathological

psychopathology
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the scientific study of mental disorders

Derived forms of psychopathology

psychopathological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepsychopathologist, noun
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Medical definitions for psychopathological

psychopathology
[ sī′kō-pə-thŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of the origin, development, and manifestations of mental or behavioral disorders.
The manifestation of a mental or behavioral disorder.
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