HyperDic: psychopathology

English > 2 senses of the word psychopathology:
NOUNcognitionpsychopathology, abnormal psychologythe branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
cognitionpsychopathology, psychiatry, psychological medicinethe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
English > psychopathology: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior.
Synonymabnormal psychology
Broaderpsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Adjectivespsychopathologicsuffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
English > psychopathology: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
Synonymspsychiatry, psychological medicine
Category ofacting out(psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words)
analyze, analyse, psychoanalyze, psychoanalysesubject to psychoanalytic treatment
anorexia nervosa(psychiatry) a psychological disorder characterized by somatic delusions that you are too fat despite being emaciated
anxiety, anxiousness(psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
autism(psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self
compensation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
confabulateunconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
confabulation(psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered
conversion(psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
denial(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
displacement(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one
echolalia(psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
expansivemarked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
idealization, idealisation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
intellectualization, intellectualisation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict / conflict / conflict / conflict
isolation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally / originally associated with it
major depressive episode(psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction
mental disorder, mental disturbance, disturbance, psychological disorder, folie(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion
overcompensation(psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite
paramnesia(psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality
projection(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else
rationalization, rationalisation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
reaction formation(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them
regression(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile / infantile state
repression(psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
resistance(psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
suppress, repressput out of one's consciousness
NarroweralienismAn obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
psychotherapy, psychotherapeutics, mental hygieneThe branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods
Broadermedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Spanishpsicopatología, psiquiatría, siquiatría
Adjectivespsychopathologic, psychopathologicalsuffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder

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