Definition of orthopsychiatry in English:


Syllabification: or·tho·psy·chi·a·try
Pronunciation: /ˌôrTHōˌsīˈkīətrē


The branch of psychiatry concerned with the study and prevention of mental or behavioral disorders, with emphasis on child development and family life.
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  • I heard him speak at orthopsychiatry meetings where he criticized American intelligence tests for focusing only on measured achievements in learning rather than on the problem-solving processes.



Pronunciation: /-ˌsīkēˈatrik/
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  • Since the inception of modern child psychiatry in the orthopsychiatric and child guidance movement before World War II, the multidisciplinary and multimodal approach to treatment has been virtually the standard of practice.


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  • ‘Straightness of Spirit’ is the goal toward which the recently organized Association of American Orthopsychiatrists will bend their efforts.

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