Definition of psychopathology
: the study of psychological and behavioral dysfunction occurring in mental disorder or in social disorganization; also : such dysfunction
Origin of psychopathology
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1847
Medical Definition of psychopathology
1: the study of psychological and behavioral dysfunction occurring in mental disorder or in social disorganization
2: disordered psychological and behavioral functioning (as in mental illness) <the theory that holidays are associated with an increased incidence of psychopathology—Science News>
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