orthopsychiatric /awr'thoh suy'kee a"trik/, orthopsychiatrical, adj.orthopsychiatrist, n.
/awr'thoh si kuy"euh tree, -suy-/, n.
an approach to psychiatry concerned with the study and treatment of behavioral disorders, esp. of young people.
[1920-25; ORTHO- + PSYCHIATRY]

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  • orthopsychiatry — noun Branch of psychiatry concerned with the prevention of mental illness, especially in the young …   Wiktionary

  • orthopsychiatry — A cross disciplinary science combining child psychiatry, developmental psychology, pediatrics, and family care devoted to the discovery, prevention, and treatment of mental and psychological disorders in children and adolescents. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • orthopsychiatry — n. preventative treatment of behavior disorders in young people (Psychiatry) É”rθəʊsaɪ kaɪətrɪ / ɔːθ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthopsychiatry — or·tho·psychiatry …   English syllables

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  • orthopsychiatry — /ˌɔθoʊsəˈkaɪətri/ (say .awthohsuh kuyuhtree) noun the science that concerns itself with the study and treatment of behaviour disorders, especially of young people. –orthopsychiatric /ˌɔθoʊsaɪkiˈætrɪk/ (say .awthohsuykee atrik), orthopsychiatrical …   Australian English dictionary

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