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From psycho- +‎ pathology.

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psychopathology (countable and uncountable, plural psychopathologies)

  1. (medicine, pathology) The study of the origin, development, diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioural disorders.
  2. (countable) A mental or behavioral disorder.
    Hyponym: psychopathy
    • 2012, Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, page 91:
      Our fear and loathing for parasites is obviously adaptive. But this fear can itself mutate into a psychopathology.

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