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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

psychopathology

The study of the nature of abnormal mental processes and their effects on behaviour.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Psychopathology

A mental disorder or illness, such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, or major depressive disorder.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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