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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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