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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
  • n. the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders


From psycho- +‎ pathology. (Wiktionary)



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