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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} PsychopathologyUnknown extension tag "ref" is the scientific study of mental disorders, including efforts to understand their genetic, biological, psychological, and social causes; effective classification schemes (nosology); course across all stages of development; manifestations; and treatment.

The word psychopathology has a Greek origin: 'psyche' means "soul", 'pathos' is defined as "suffering", and '-ology' is "the study of". Wholly, Psychopathology is defined as the origin of mental disorders, how they develop, and the symptoms they might produce in a person.

Patients with mental disorders are customarily cared for by psychiatrists, doctors specialized in mental health who diagnose and treat patients through medication or psychotherapy. In such a way, psychiatric professionals treat persons with mental disorders through the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A guideline of classified mental disorders used by psychiatrists to specify symptoms of particular disorders and diagnose potential patients. <ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Psychopathology sections
Intro  History of psychopathology  As the study of psychiatric disorders  As mental symptoms  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  See also  Footnotes  References  Further reading  External links  

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