psychosocial

adjective
psy·​cho·​so·​cial | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce psychosocial (audio) \

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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Other Words from psychosocial

psychosocially \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˈsō-​sh(ə-​)lē How to pronounce psychosocial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of psychosocial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without risk reduction, education and psychosocial treatment, the potential risks of medications like Vivitrol can be magnified. Nicholas Mischel, oregonlive, "New antidepressants act fast but relief comes with risk: The Conversation," 22 Dec. 2020 Creating multidisciplinary teams consisting of psychosocial workers, navigators, and in-home caregivers can increase health care access to underserved parts of the population. Richard Levy, STAT, "Extending health care to all ethically and practically: lessons from Covid-19," 3 Dec. 2020 Kaye did a study of university students showing the psychosocial implications of WhatsApp. Jaime Stathis, Wired, "Move Over, Zoom—Voice Memos Are the Real Way to Stay in Touch," 14 Nov. 2020 Adolescence is a developmental period characterized by rapid physical and psychosocial changes, including identity development and the importance of feeling accepted by one’s peer group. Yamila Lezcano, sun-sentinel.com, "COVID-19 reveals need for suicide prevention counseling | Opinion," 5 Nov. 2020 There is a societal expense, but little corporate profit, in psychosocial care, and American-style capitalism doesn’t lend itself to that equation. John Horgan, Scientific American, "Has the Drug-Based Approach to Mental Illness Failed?," 17 Oct. 2020 Afterward, approximately 81 percent of treatment-compliant participants exhibited improvement in psychosocial variables such as the ability to concentrate or sleep, along with lower levels of anxiety and frustration and better quality of life. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, "New Tinnitus Treatment Alleviates Annoying Ringing in the Ears," 7 Oct. 2020 All of these psychosocial changes fueled unprecedented innovation, the Industrial Revolution, and economic growth. Judith Shulevitz, The Atlantic, "Why Is the West So Powerful—And So Peculiar?," 6 Sep. 2020 The educational, psychosocial, and emotional wellbeing of Plaintiffs’ students must take precedence. oregonlive, "Three Christian schools seeking to re-open sue OR governor, contending emergency orders due to coronavirus are ‘irrational’," 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of psychosocial

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Psychosocial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychosocial. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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psychosocial

adjective
psy·​cho·​so·​cial | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce psychosocial (audio) \

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 How to pronounce psychosocial (audio) \ adverb

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