psychopathology


psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gy

noun \ˌsī-kō-pə-ˈthäl-ə-jē, -pa-\
plural psy·cho·pa·thol·o·gies

Definition of PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

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: the study of psychological and behavioral dysfunction occurring in mental disorder or in social disorganization
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: disordered psychological and behavioral functioning (as in mental disorder) <the theory that holidays are associated with an increased incidence of psychopathologyScience News>

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