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

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 As the crisis deepens, UNICEF is providing landmine risk education for communities and psychosocial support and direct assistance for the most vulnerable children, including those who have survived war injuries. Sarah Ferguson, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 For treating individuals with opioid use disorder, for instance, that means a combination of medications like buprenorphine or methadone, along with psychosocial support. Kirsi Goldynia, CNN, 19 Nov. 2021 Temporary spaces have been set up to register arriving children and provide them with psychosocial support and recreational activities along with a welcome kit and clothes. Maryanne Murray Buechner, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Furthermore, some services usually provided remotely, such as psychosocial support, were severely affected by funding shortfalls. Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2021 Many returnees will need housing, psychosocial support and a way to earn a living. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, 4 Oct. 2021 Tedros pledged Tuesday that the United Nations will provide medical and psychosocial support, as well as help with educating their children. Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2021 Beyond job preparation and placement, Reed and Burden and their staff educate on other practical competencies, such as financial literacy, psychosocial services and filling out online applications. Michael Kurima, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Sep. 2021 These focus on the many contributing psychosocial factors that make abstinence difficult and aim to improve the harmful consequences of substance use by partnering with patients. Jay Baruch, STAT, 31 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of psychosocial

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of psychosocial was in 1890

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13 Jan 2022

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“Psychosocial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychosocial. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for psychosocial

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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