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orthopsychiatry

[awr-thoh-si-kahy-uh-tree, -sahy-] /ˌɔr θoʊ sɪˈkaɪ ə tri, -saɪ-/
noun
1.
an approach to psychiatry concerned with the study and treatment of behavioral disorders, especially of young people.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; ortho- + psychiatry
Related forms
orthopsychiatric
[awr-thoh-sahy-kee-a-trik] /ˌɔr θoʊˌsaɪ kiˈæ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
orthopsychiatrical, adjective
orthopsychiatrist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ortho-psychiatry

orthopsychiatry

/ˌɔːθəʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ/
noun
1.
the study and treatment of mental disorders with emphasis on prevention during childhood
Derived Forms
orthopsychiatric (ˌɔːθəʊˌsaɪkɪˈætrɪk) adjective
orthopsychiatrist, noun
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ortho-psychiatry in Medicine

orthopsychiatry or·tho·psy·chi·a·try (ôr'thō-sĭ-kī'ə-trē, -sī-)
n.
The psychiatric study, treatment, and prevention of emotional and behavioral problems, especially of those that arise during early development.

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