orthopsychiatry

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noun or·tho·psy·chi·a·try \ˌȯr-thə-sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, -(ˌ)sī-\

Definition of orthopsychiatry

  1. :  psychiatry concerned especially with the prevention and treatment of mental and behavioral disorders in youth

orthopsychiatric

play \ˌȯr-thə-ˌsī-kē-ˈa-trik\ adjective

orthopsychiatrist

play \ˌȯr-thə-sə-ˈkī-ə-trist, -(ˌ)sī-\ noun

Circa 1927

First Known Use of orthopsychiatry

circa 1927


Medical Dictionary

orthopsychiatry

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noun or·tho·psy·chi·a·try \-sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, -(ˌ)sī-\

Medical Definition of orthopsychiatry

plural

orthopsychiatries

  1. :  prophylactic psychiatry concerned especially with incipient mental and behavioral disorders in youth

orthopsychiatric

\-ˌsī-kē-ˈa-trik\play adjective

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