- the science or study of mental disorders.
- the conditions and processes of a mental disorder.
- a pathological deviation from normal or efficient behavior; psychosis.
Origin of psychopathology
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Examples from the Web for psychopathology
It is hard to make much sense of him, too, without the language of psychopathology.Alleged Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger and the Twisted Cult of Modern Masculinity
May 26, 2014
In any case, increased understanding of psychopathology in understanding filicide can only help, he said.The Psychology of Mothers Who Kill Their Children
April 17, 2014
But Dr. Prause is emphatic that her research finds no evidence of psychopathology in asexuals.No Sex? No Problem
July 18, 2009
To many, they represent a psychopathology or a sociopathology.After the Rain
That might have been foreseen by any one at all familiar with the psychopathology of reform.Nonsenseorship
G. G. Putnam and Others
For more than a decade, in handling nervous cases, I have made use of the findings of recognized authorities on psychopathology.Outwitting Our Nerves
Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
In my Psychopathology of Everyday Life (first published in 1901), you will find only too many instances for the study of errors.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis
If human society was better acquainted with psychopathology a great deal of conjugal misunderstanding and misery would be avoided.The Sexual Question
- the scientific study of mental disorders
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Word Origin and History for psychopathology
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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