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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.
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Results however show that while interpersonal sensitivity was the least psychopathologic symptoms in males, anxiety was the least in females.
Next, just as the defense attorney must rely on a physical/organic physician to eliminate the possibility of an organic cause, he or she should also set up the second expert, the psychologic/psychiatric expert, to step in and essentially replace the "lack" of organic cause with the "presence" of a psychopathologic one.
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Some of these factors were examined in a comprehensive review by Brent et al, which examined psychopathologic risk factors for adolescent suicide and suicidal behavior.
The investigators concluded that depression is the primary disorder in children with comorbid internalizing and externalizing psychopathologic symptoms.
Finally, the guideline says vulvodynia is not a psychopathologic condition, but patients should receive emotional and psychological support during treatment.
Abuse may occur because of psychopathologic and learned behavior factors of the victim and caregivers as well as an accumulation of stress.
Finally, the guideline says that vulvodynia is not a psychopathologic condition, but patients should receive emotional and psychological support during treatment.
Social class, psychological disorder, and the nature of the psychopathologic indicator.
1) Both of these disorders are serious conditions that exist at the far end of a continuum of a psychopathologic spectrum.
Psychopathologic risk factors for intentional and nonintentional injury.
To determine which psychotherapy and pharmaco agent is the most appropriate, the nature of underlying psychopathologic condition such as anxiety, depression, and other emotional problems should be identified (Koo & Pham, 1992).