psychopathology

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

Nearby words

  1. psychoneurotic,
  2. psychopath,
  3. psychopathic,
  4. psychopathic disorder,
  5. psychopathic personality,
  6. psychopathy,
  7. psychopharmaceutical,
  8. psychopharmacology,
  9. psychopharmacotherapy,
  10. psychophysical

Origin of psychopathology

First recorded in 1840–50; psycho- + pathology

Related formspsy·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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British Dictionary definitions for psychopathology

psychopathology

/ (ˌsaɪkəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the scientific study of mental disorders
Derived Formspsychopathological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepsychopathologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for psychopathology

psychopathology

n.

1847, from psycho- + pathology, on model of German psychopathologie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for psychopathology

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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