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 (sī′kō-pə-thŏl′ə-jē, -pă-)
1. The study of the origin, development, and manifestations of mental or behavioral disorders.
2. The manifestation of a mental or behavioral disorder.

psy′cho·path′o·log′ic (-păth′ə-lŏj′ĭk), psy′cho·path′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
psy′cho·pa·thol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.psychopathological - suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
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"While not yet officially codified within a psychopathological framework, social network addiction is indeed growing in prevalence and has attracted the attention of people from the helping professions," he added.
PANSS is composed of 30 statements that measure the clinically significant psychopathological symptoms of schizophrenia.
Other authors have also cited different profiles of FGM/C women according to employed coping strategies, arguing that this practice does not affect all women equally at a psychopathological level (12).
Savery had the courage to stay with a phenomenon that she encountered in therapy even though it made no sense to her while using current psychopathological concepts.
Psychopathological manifestations predict more significant FoMO on the person's Internet-communication applications and superior requirements to utilize the latter as an instrumental tool to elude detrimental feelings.
government or talk with him because of his "political vulgarity and psychopathological condition", state media said at the time.
The emerging psychopathological challenge of ASD, particularly in the case of subthreshold, is that it may remain undiagnosed until adulthood or misdiagnosed because of other overlapping mental disorders; sometimes, in fact, ASD remains unrecognized even after the onset of these latter.
Also, changes in psychopathological scores with six weeks of olanzapine treatment and correlations between changes in psychopathological scores and sleep profiles were examined.
This scenario is dynamic and the phenotypic expression moves along the normal continuum to the psychopathological extreme.
Victims of online antisocial behaviour experience similar psychopathological outcomes as victims of face-to-face antisocial behaviour, including depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem."