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psychopathology

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of the origin, development, and manifestations of mental or behavioral disorders.
  • noun The manifestation of a mental or behavioral disorder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of medical science which treats of diseases of the mind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine, pathology The study of the origin, development, diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioural disorders.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
  • noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

Etymologies

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From psycho- +‎ pathology.

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