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psychopathology

the scientific study of mental disorders
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psychopathology

[¦sī·kō·pə′thäl·ə·jē]
(psychology)
The systematic study of mental diseases.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Two psychopathologists were called to the Diet to testify about what later came to be identified as the negative features of methamphetamine use, notably addiction and psychosis (National Diet, 1951, February 15) Still, the first purpose of methamphetamine control was not to punish users but to maintain strict control over smugglers (National Diet, 1951, February 22).
He has certifications as clinical criminal justice specialist, cognitive behavioral therapist, clinical psychopathologist and master addictions counselor.
Among the four experts were Masaaki Noda, a psychopathologist and professor at Kwansei Gakuin University, who interviewed Asahara at the Tokyo Detention House on Jan.
His work Dostoevsky as a Psychopathologist (1885)was typical of the impulse psychiatrists felt to square the circle by establishing a connection between Dostoevsky's supposed interest in abnormality in his fiction and his own non-fictional illness.
The late Joseph Zubin, a noted American psychopathologist and authority on the aetiology of schizophrenia, once said that in most behaviour disorders we have at least part of the process at hand for examination (Tatz 2001:95).
Another example of outright rejection of Myers came from American psychopathologist Morton Prince.
His current wife Elena Ochoa, whom he married three years ago after meeting at the University of Barcelona, is a psychopathologist known in her native Spain for presenting the hit show Hablamos De Sexo (Let's Talk About Sex).