psychosocial

adjective
psy·​cho·​so·​cial | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈsō-shəl \

Definition of psychosocial

1 : involving both psychological and social aspects psychosocial adjustment in marriage
2 : relating social conditions to mental health psychosocial medicine

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psychosocially \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˈsō-​sh(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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However, this characterization is inadequate, or at least incomplete, when the person demonstrates a level of positive psychosocial functioning that exceeds the average level of non-depressed individuals. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "What Exactly Does It Mean to Have ‘High-Functioning’ Depression?," 19 Nov. 2018 Both are worth speaking to your doctor about, and treatment can include diet changes, psychosocial therapies, and other lifestyle changes, reports the Cleveland Clinic. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "Why Am I Always Bloated?," 29 Oct. 2018 The biggest ones are poverty or psychosocial stress or family dysfunction. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Symptoms of ADHD in teens linked to heavy screen time," 17 July 2018 One study from 2017 found that less than one in four patients diagnosed with opioid dependence or abuse received the combination of MAT and psychosocial treatment that clinical guidelines recommend. Katrine Jo Andersen, The New Republic, "Rejected by A.A.," 27 June 2018 Long-stay mental health institutions are still the central providers of mental health care for people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the WHO European region. Rory Smith, CNN, "European mental health institutions fall 'far below the standard,' WHO reports," 6 June 2018 Hospitals and providers can help parents prepare by informing them about what to expect across a variety of domains, including medical, developmental, and psychosocial. Erica Sood, Phd, Philly.com, "Fathers of seriously ill children experience stress differently than mothers," 27 June 2018 Though Narcotics Anonymous’ official stance is that abstinence is the only way out of addiction, research shows that MAT works best in conjunction with psychosocial interventions, such as support groups. Courtenay Harris Bond, Philly.com, "People taking medication to treat opioid addiction face stigma that they're not 'fully recovered'," 10 May 2018 In fact, Contemporary Pediatrics recently reported on the results of a study that tracked the psychosocial effects of early puberty on girls longer than had been previously studied, beyond adolescence and into adulthood. Philly.com, "Early puberty may spark long-term mental-health problems for girls," 23 Apr. 2018

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1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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psychosocial

adjective
psy·​cho·​so·​cial | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈsō-shəl \

Medical Definition of psychosocial

1 : involving both psychological and social aspects psychosocial adjustment in marriage
2 : relating social conditions to mental health psychosocial medicine

Other Words from psychosocial

psychosocially \ -​ˈsōsh-​(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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