the study and treatment of disorders of behavior and personality, with emphasis on prevention through a clinical approach
Origin of orthopsychiatryortho- + psychiatry
The psychiatric study, treatment, and prevention of emotional and behavioral problems, especially of those that arise during early development.
- or′tho·psy′chi·at′ric , or′tho·psy′chi·at′ri·cal
ortho- +"Ž psychiatry