from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the origin, development, and manifestations of mental or behavioral disorders.
- n. The manifestation of a mental or behavioral disorder.
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- n. The study of the origin, development, diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioural disorders.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of medical science which treats of diseases of the mind.
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- n. the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
- n. the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Romantic bestseller (it provoked E.T.A. Hoffmann, amongst others, towards an interest in psychopathology).
This psychopathology is made all the more palpable because of the intense moral contradictions: while it has accomplished impressive things, including “Jewish democracy,” a place for some Jews to take refuge or to find pride, survival at all odds, and economic and technological development, Israel is a colonial settler society in origin as much as Zionism is also a variant of Jewish nationalism; it is both non-democratic in its exclusion of non-Jews and democratic for its Jewish majority.
Abnormal behaviour is called psychopathology and is classified on the basis of its symptoms, the classification is called a diagnosis.
Thus, in a 419 scam, other factors, such as psychopathology or extreme naïvete, likely explain the gullible behavior.
It is therefore not at all surprising to find so many workers in other fields of medicine who believe that the terms "psychopathology" and "Freudian psychoanalysis" are synonymous, one and the same thing.
A board-certified psychiatrist in practice for 30 years, Dr. Wolman feels compelled to understand the "psychopathology" of man "under tremendous pressure from both his family/junta, and from the world at large."
But he harbors secrets, mostly of his own psychopathology, which begin to surface as he gets caught up in local tawdriness.
However, empirical evidence and professional norms do not support the idea that homosexuality is a form of mental illness or is inherently linked to psychopathology.
What childhood trauma is responsible for the psychopathology that makes Glenn Beck afraid of Mimes with balloons?
“In this context, the high prevalence of psychopathology that we documented among the residents of Manhattan is not surprising.”