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 psychosocially (audio) \ adverb

Examples of psychosocial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Australia, groups like Beyond Blue have provided psychosocial support training for community leaders. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "As Bushfires Rage, Australia Faces Another Challenge: Protecting National Mental Health," 8 Jan. 2020 Methods include a variety of psychosocial supports, coupled with very slow dose reductions. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "How to Break the Bonds of Opioids," 20 Dec. 2019 In addition to online support groups, Thrive SS has a senior men’s group, a glee club, a public speaking group, and a psychosocial support group. Keren Landman, Quartz, "How community support is helping black gay men with HIV thrive," 1 Dec. 2019 Puberty is a period of complex biological and reproductive maturity, where risky behaviors like vaping can interrupt proper cognitive, physiological or psychosocial development. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Vaping impacts on teen health are not fully known," 19 Sep. 2019 But to Crews, the psychosocial benefits of being taller are well worth the discomfort of limb-lengthening. Damian Garde, STAT, "A new treatment promises to make little people taller. Is it an insult to ‘dwarf pride’?," 18 Nov. 2019 That suggests that both dysregulated gaming and psychosocial behavior problems are both potential signs of more fundamental underlying psychological frustrations rather than excessive gaming causing problems in and of itself. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Study casts doubt on value of WHO’s “gaming disorder” diagnoses," 22 Oct. 2019 Therapy is another central component of schizophrenia treatment, along with other psychosocial methods. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "9 Facts to Know About Schizophrenia, Which Is Way Too Misunderstood," 15 Sep. 2018 Unaccompanied minors like Patience need to be protected from exploitation and violence and to be provided access to psychosocial support. Halima Aden, Glamour, "For Model Halima Aden, World Humanitarian Day Is Personal," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of psychosocial

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jan 2020

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“Psychosocial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychosocial. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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 psychosocially (audio) \ adverb

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