What is PSYCHOPATHOLOGY?

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

The scientific study of mental disorder(s). The field covers the theory, research, diagnosis and treatment of psychological diseases. It is a wide field of study involving several disciplines. Also, patterns of behavior or mental processes that are abnormal or unusual.

PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: "Psychopathology covers a wide spectrum of mental illness or disorder."

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