psychopathology

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psychopathology

[sahy-koh-puh-thol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the science or study of mental disorders.
2.
the conditions and processes of a mental disorder.
3.
a pathological deviation from normal or efficient behavior; psychosis.

Origin:
1840–50; psycho- + pathology

psychopathological [sahy-koh-path-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , psychopathologic, adjective
psychopathologist, noun
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psychopathology (ˌsaɪkəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the scientific study of mental disorders
 
psychopathological
 
adj
 
psychopa'thologist
 
n

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psychopathology psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gy (sī'kō-pə-thŏl'ə-jē, -pā-)
n.
The study of the origin, development, and manifestations of mental or behavioral disorders.

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Example sentences
Freudians believe that this can occur and that when it does, it may reflect profound psychopathology.
Once upon a time, the psychopathology of expedition life was a problem climbers kept to themselves.
However, patient does have a long history of psychopathology prior to the manifestation of her present complaint.
Comorbidity and child psychopathology recommendations for the next decade.
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