orthopsychiatry


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or·tho·psy·chi·a·try

 (ôr′thō-sĭ-kī′ə-trē, -sī-)
n.
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 (-sī′kē-ăt′rĭk), or′tho·psy′chi·at′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
or′tho·psy·chi′a·trist n.

orthopsychiatry

(ˌɔːθəʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ)
n
(Psychiatry) the study and treatment of mental disorders with emphasis on prevention during childhood
orthopsychiatric adj
ˌorthopsyˈchiatrist n

or•tho•psy•chi•a•try

(ˌɔr θoʊ sɪˈkaɪ ə tri, -saɪ-)

n.
an approach to psychiatry that is concerned with the prophylactic treatment of behavioral disorders, esp. in young people.
or`tho•psy•chi′a•trist, n.

orthopsychiatry

the branch of psychiatry that deals with incipient disorders of mind and conduct, especially in childhood and youth. — orthopsychiatrist, n. — orthopsychiatric, orthopsychiatrical, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
Translations

or·tho·psy·chi·a·try

n. ortopsiquiatría, rama de la psiquiatría que comprende psiquiatría infantil, pediatría e higiene mental y se dedica a la prevención y tratamiento de trastornos psicológicos en niños y adolescentes.
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2014 American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (Issue 6) <http://www.
Numerous published studies confirm mental health difficulties, including depression, guilt, anxiety and alcohol and drug abuse following abortion versus following delivery (American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Southern Medical Journal, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Science Monitor, Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Acta Paediatrica 94; Journal of Youth & Adolescence).
Biringen Z, 'Emotional availability: conceptualisation and research findings', American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 70, pp 104-14, 2000
4 (1996): 349-65; Cecile Rousseau, Aline Drapeau, and Ellen Corin, "School Performance and Emotional Problems in Refugee Children," American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 66, no.
This study has been published on line in the April issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
1991) 'Factors affecting the foster care placement decision: An analysis of national survey data', American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 61(2), 272-281.
One group of authors, presenting a study of eleven cases of father-daughter incest at the annual meeting of Orthopsychiatry in 1953, was sharply criticized by a respondent who began her comments with the observation, "most of us have trained ourselves to skepticism toward the claims of young girls who maintain that they have been seduced by their fathers, since we recognize the strength and reality value such fantasies can assume particularly in adolescence.
Cheng, "Intergenerational Communication of Race-Related Trauma by Japanese-American Former Internees," American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 73 (July 2003):266.
De Bellis MD, Developmental traumatology: the psychobiological development of maltreated children and its implications for research, treatment and policy, Development and Psychopathology, 2001, 13(3):539-564; and Finkelhor D and Brown A, The traumatic impact of child sexual abuse: a conceptualization, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 1985, 55(4):530-540.
Joseph Wortis, "Fragments of a Freudian Analysis," The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 10, no.
Finkelhor, "The Victimization of Children: A Developmental Perspective," American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 65 (1995): 117-193; K.
of Orthopsychiatry 503, 506 (1977); Donald Granberg, The Abortion Activists, 13 Family Planning Perspectives 157, 161 (1981).