psychopathology

(redirected from psychopathologic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

psychopathology

 [si″ko-pah-thol´o-je]
1. the branch of medicine dealing with the causes and processes of mental disorders.
2. abnormal, maladaptive behavior or mental activity.

psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gy

(sī'kō-pă-thol'ŏ-jē),
1. The science concerned with the pathology of the mind and behavior.
2. The science of mental and behavioral disorders, including psychiatry and abnormal psychology.
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease, + logos, study]

psychopathology

/psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gy/ (-pah-thol´ah-je)
1. the branch of medicine dealing with the causes and processes of mental disorders.
2. abnormal, maladaptive behavior or mental activity.

psychopathology

(sī′kō-pə-thŏl′ə-jē, -pă-)
n.
1. The study of the origin, development, and manifestations of mental or behavioral disorders.
2. The manifestation of a mental or behavioral disorder.

psy′cho·path′o·log′ic (-păth′ə-lŏj′ĭk), psy′cho·path′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
psy′cho·pa·thol′o·gist n.

psychopathology

[-pəthol′əjē]
1 the study of the causes, processes, and manifestations of mental disorders.
2 the behavioral manifestation of any mental disorder. See also psychiatry.

psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gy

(sī'kō-pă-thol'ŏ-jē)
The science concerned with the pathology of the mind and behavior.
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease, + logos, study]

psychopathology

The study of the nature of abnormal mental processes and their effects on behaviour.

Psychopathology

A mental disorder or illness, such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, or major depressive disorder.

psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gy

(sī'kō-pă-thol'ŏ-jē)
1. Science concerned with pathology of mind and behavior.
2. Science of mental and behavioral disorders.
[psycho- + G. pathos, disease, + logos, study]

psychopathology,

n 1. the study of the causes, processes, and manifestations of mental disorders.
n 2. the behavioral manifestation of any mental disorder.

psychopathology

the pathology of mental disease. No branch of veterinary medicine deals with this subject.
References in periodicals archive ?
Perhaps what is most significant is the lack of information on the sociodemographic and psychopathologic correlates of current alcohol use disorders, drug use disorders, and comorbid alcohol and drug use disorders.
Historically, a number of studies have suggested that a sizable proportion of childhood cancer survivors are seriously troubled psychologically, perhaps even exhibiting psychopathologic symptoms (Koocher & O'Malley, 1981; Moore, Glasser, & Ablin, 1987; Mulhern, Wasserman, Friedman, & Fairclough, 1989; Stuber, Christakis, Houskamp, & Kazak, 1996; van Dongen-Melman & Sanders-Woudstra, 1986).
The investigators concluded that depression is the primary disorder in children with comorbid internalizing and externalizing psychopathologic symptoms.
On intent-to-treat analysis, the drug was significantly more effective than placebo in reducing positive and general psychopathologic symptoms (Biol.
Each session consisted of five elements: an introduction to the instruments with patients sitting in a circle; a warm-up, in which patients begin singing, dancing, and playing games to music; structured tasks such as musical role-playing and addressing common music-related psychopathologic features such as auditory hallucinations and motor agitation; creative movement involving further singing and dancing; and a closing circle in which patients verbalized their experiences.
In the "hierarchy of psychopathologic diagnoses," the assessment process often ends with the identification of more serious illnesses, and there is a tendency to consider social anxiety symptoms as manifestations of psychosis, he said.
For more than a century, critics and Shakespearean actors have assumed that a psychopathologic interpretation of Hamlet was necessary to explain his supposedly mysterious delay in exacting revenge for the murder of his father.
Youth suicide may be genetic when other psychopathologic factors are controlled, said Dr.