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orthopsychiatry

 [or″tho-si-ki´ah-tre]
an interdisciplinary field that combines psychiatry with principles of psychology, sociology, social work, and other fields in the study and practice of maintaining or restoring mental health, emphasizing a prophylactic approach to mental disease.

or·tho·psy·chi·a·try

(ōr'thō-sī-kī'ă-trē), Although the p in the diphthong ps is normally silent only at the beginning of a word, by long tradition the p of words based on psyche is also silent even when it occurs within a word.
A cross-disciplinary science combining child psychiatry, developmental psychology, pediatrics, and family care devoted to the discovery, prevention, and treatment of mental and psychological disorders in children and adolescents.

orthopsychiatry

(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.

or′tho·psy′chi·at′ric (-sī′kē-ăt′rĭk), or′tho·psy′chi·at′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
or′tho·psy·chi′a·trist n.

orthopsychiatry

[-sīkī′ətrē]
Etymology: Gk, orthos + psyche, mind, iatreia, treatment
the branch of psychiatry that specializes in correcting incipient and borderline mental and behavioral disorders, especially in children, and in developing preventive techniques to promote mental health and emotional growth and development. It involves a collaborative approach from psychology, psychiatry, and psychiatric social work. See also mental hygiene.

or·tho·psy·chi·a·try

(ōr'thō-sī-kī'ă-trē)
A cross-disciplinary science combining child psychiatry, developmental psychology, pediatrics, and family care devoted to the discovery, prevention, and treatment of mental and psychological disorders in children and adolescents.