- the science dealing with the causes and development of mental disorders
- psychological malfunctioning, as in a mental disorder
Origin of psychopathologypsycho- + pathology
- The study of the origin, development, and manifestations of mental or behavioral disorders.
- The manifestation of a mental or behavioral disorder.
- psy′cho·path′o·log′ic psy′cho·path′o·log′i·cal
(countable and uncountable, plural psychopathologies)
From psycho- +"Ž pathology.