orthopsychiatry


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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.
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Most of these men noted one or more prior experiences that predisposed them to child abuse, the psychologists assert in the January AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPSYCHIATRY.
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The Journal of Anxiety Problems, the American Journals of Orthopsychiatry, the Canadian Medical Journal, the Medical Science Monitor, the British Medical Journal, the Journal of Child Psychiatry & Psychology and many others agree that abortions substantially affect women's emotional and mental health.
Interviews with prospective mothers" (1996) 66 American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 272 at 277.
The study, recently published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, by Priscilla Coleman, Vincent Rue, David Reardon, and Jesse Cougle, analyzed the mental health claims of 56,849 women in the California Medicaid program for the four years following an abortion or a birth.
Symmes, "An Infant Testing Service as an Integral Part of a Child Guidance Clinic," American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 3 (October 1933 ):427.
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