PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PSYCHOPATHOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychopathology/ (accessed June 23, 2017).
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