• WordNet 3.6
    • n psychopathology the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
    • n psychopathology the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n psychopathology That branch of medical science which treats of diseases of the mind.
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In literature:

To many, they represent a psychopathology or a sociopathology.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Psychic impotence is a symptom which occurs accidentally in the normal state and very frequently in psychopathological conditions.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Karpas, Morris J.: Socrates in the light of Modern Psychopathology.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II

In news:

Mixed states constitute a wondrously variegated universe of psychopathology.
Early adversity is associated with later psychopathology, including conduct disorder, antisocial personality disorder, anxiety, and depression.
Psychopathology may mitigate criminal culpability.
(And maltreatment of animals by a child is a famously strong indicator, as our investigators of psychopathology have found, of hideous future conduct.
Undergoing analysis is a central, learn-by-doing part of Jungian training, which usually takes about five years and also involves taking courses in folklore, mythology, comparative religion and psychopathology, among others.
Baker is himself guilty of stereotyping the addict or at least of grievous underestimation of the psychopathology that leads to narcotics addiction.
I went through social work school and have a sound working knowledge of psychology and psychopathology, and I even provided a little therapy to others in my grad school days.
Assessing individual psychological symptoms of caregivers (often below clinically-significant levels) and sometimes also assessing symptoms or psychopathology in care recipients.
This book proposes that psychopathology is best understood as the interaction between three key factors—biology/genetics, personality, and stressful events.

In science:

Psychopathological viewpoints in the treatment of intersexes.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation