orthopsychiatry

noun
or·​tho·​psy·​chi·​a·​try | \ ˌȯr-thə-sə-ˈkī-ə-trē How to pronounce orthopsychiatry (audio) , -(ˌ)sī- \

Definition of orthopsychiatry

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

Other Words from orthopsychiatry

orthopsychiatric \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˌsī-​kē-​ˈa-​trik How to pronounce orthopsychiatric (audio) \ adjective
orthopsychiatrist \ ˌȯr-​thə-​sə-​ˈkī-​ə-​trist How to pronounce orthopsychiatrist (audio) , -​(ˌ)sī-​ \ noun

First Known Use of orthopsychiatry

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Orthopsychiatry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthopsychiatry. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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orthopsychiatry

noun
or·​tho·​psy·​chi·​a·​try | \ -sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, -(ˌ)sī- How to pronounce orthopsychiatry (audio) \
plural orthopsychiatries

Medical Definition of orthopsychiatry

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

Other Words from orthopsychiatry

orthopsychiatric \ -​ˌsī-​kē-​ˈa-​trik How to pronounce orthopsychiatric (audio) \ adjective

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