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Psych- words: “omphalopsychic” to “psychauditory”,
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Words that include: psych-, psycho-, -psyche, -psychic,
-psychical, -psychically
(Greek: mind, spirit, consciousness; mental processes;
the human soul; breath of life)

A prefix that is normally used with elements of Greek origin, psych- affects the meanings of hundreds of words.

Etymologically, this element includes such meanings as, breath, to breathe, life, soul, spirit, mind, consciousness; and literally, "that which breathes".

One of a sect of quietists who practiced gazing at the navel as a means of inducing hypnotic reverie.
orthopsychiatry, orthopsychiatric:
1. A branch of psychiatry concerned especially with the prevention of mental or behavioural disorders.
2. A cross-disciplinary science combining child psychiatry, pediatrics, developmental psychology, and family care devoted to the discovery, prevention, and treatment of mental and psychological disorders in children and adolescents.
The branch of medical science dealing with the study and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders; especially, in children
paleopsychic, paleopsychology:
A reference to the assumed (prehistoric) origins of behavior patterns in humans.
In philosophy (also called pampsychism), the theory that all matter, or all nature, is itself psychical, or has a psychical aspect; that atoms and molecules, as well as plants and animals, have a rudimentary life of sensation, feeling, and impulse that bears the same relation to their movements just as the psychical life of human beings does to their objective activities.
parapsychology, parapsychological:
1. The science or study of phenomena that lie outside the sphere of orthodox psychology.
2. The study of extrasensory perception, such as thought transference (telepathy) and clairvoyance.
3. The branch of psychology dealing with the study of psychic phenomena; such as, extrasensory perception, clairvoyance, and telepathy, that appear to fall beyond the scope of physical law.
A rarely used term for a psychosis caused by or related to taking a drug.
Pertaining to both mind and body.
polypsychical, polypsychic, polypsychism:
1. Having many souls, many-souled.
2. The belief in a multiplicity of souls in one person.
3. The belief in a multiplicity of spiritual beings as the causes of natural phenomena.
1. Of or relating to symptoms, or to the period of time, prior to the onset of a psychosis.
2. Denoting a potential for a psychotic episode, one that appears imminent under continued stress.
1. Short for psychology or psychiatry.
2. Psychical research.
3. A psychologist, psychiatrist, or psychoanalyst.
4. When used as a verb: To influence (someone) psychologically; to excite, stimulate; to prepare (oneself or another) mentally for a special effort or the like; to gain a psychological advantage over, to intimidate, to demoralize.
The bringing of so-called traumatic experiences and their affective associations into consciousness by interview, hypnosis, or the use of drugs; such as, sodium amytal.
A conductor of souls to the lower world; especially Hermes; also, an evoker of spirits; a necromancer.
1. One who directs or leads the mind.
2. One who calls up departed spirits; a necromancer.
3. A believer in or practicer of psychagogy.
psychagogy, psychagogic, psychagogical:
1. Influencing or leading the mind or soul; persuasive, attractive.
2. Conjuring up or evoking the spirits of the dead.
3. Psychotherapeutic re-education stressing social adjustment of the individual.
4. A psychotherapy that stresses the adoption by the patient of a suitable life goal.
Of or pertaining to the soul; spiritual; psychical.
1. A painful melancholy state of mind.
2. Mental distress marked by auditory and visual hallucinations, often associated with melancholia.
3. Distress attending a mental effort, noted especially in melancholia; psychalgalia.
An emotional condition characterized by auditory and visual hallucinations.
A reference to the mind of a man.
Mind blindness.
psychasthenia, psychasthenic:
1. A neurotic state characterized by lack of energy and decision and by obsessions, doubts, phobias, tics, etc.
2. A form of nervous weakness in which the psychical element is dominant.
3. Medical Latin, literally, "weakness of the soul" (from Greek "soul").
1. Disordered power of concentration.
2. Mental confusion; the inability to fix one's attention on anything or to make any sustained mental effort.
A reference to the perception and interpretation of sounds.