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

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In terms of value per pound, tolerance of physical effects, psychosocial skills, and ability to bear astro-babies, women seem well suited to lengthy space voyages. National Geographic, "Here’s why women may be the best suited for spaceflight," 17 June 2019 Activities put the power of plants to work by helping patients with their physical, cognitive and psychosocial well-being. Jodi Torpey, The Denver Post, "The healing gardens at Craig Hospital offer respite and therapy," 17 June 2019 Erik Erikson developed a psychosocial scale to mark the stages of life ending with old age. Dorothy Dworkin, sun-sentinel.com, "A ritual for old age | Opinion," 13 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of psychosocial

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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