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ˌsaɪ koʊˈsoʊ ʃəlpsy·choso·cial

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  1. psychosocialadjective

    having both psychological and social aspects


  1. Psychosocial

    The psychosocial approach looks at individuals in the context of the combined influence that psychological factors and the surrounding social environment have on their physical and mental wellness and their ability to function. This approach is used in a broad range of helping professions in health and social care settings as well as by medical and social science researchers.


  1. psychosocial

    Psychosocial refers to the combination of psychological factors (relating to individual thoughts, emotions, and behavior) and social factors (relating to the social environment, such as family, friends, and community) that interact and influence an individual's mental and emotional well-being, social functioning, and overall quality of life. It encompasses the psychological and emotional aspects of an individual's interactions with others and their broader social context.


  1. Psychosocial

    For a concept to be psychosocial means it relates to one's psychological development in, and interaction with, a social environment. The individual needs not be fully aware of this relationship with her or his environment. It was first commonly used by psychologist Erik Erikson in his stages of social development. Contrasted with social psychology, which attempts to explain social patterns within the individual. It is usually used in the context of "psychosocial intervention," which is commonly used alongside psycho-educational or psycho-pharmacological interventions and points toward solutions for individual challenges in interacting with an element of the social environment. Problems that occur in one's psychosocial functioning can be referred to as "psychosocial dysfunction" or "psychosocial morbidity." This refers to the lack of development or atrophy of the psychosocial self, often occurring alongside other dysfunctions that may be physical, emotional, or cognitive in nature. Psychosocial support is an approach to victims of disaster, catastrophe or violence to foster resilience of communities and individuals. It aims at easing resumption of normal life, facilitate affected people participation to their convalescence and preventing pathological consequences of potentially traumatic situations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychosocial in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychosocial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Holly Prigerson:

    It is also difficult to draw conclusions regarding the clinical implications of the study, given patients are actively dying, it is doubtful that a psychosocial intervention or administration of an antidepressant will effectively improve the patients ’ quality of death.

  2. Michael Woodman:

    Psychosocial support, counseling, specialist consultations with psychiatrists and psychotherapy are being provided through partners.

  3. Robin Clark:

    There are a lot of psychosocial support just around daily living that really good effective centers try to offer to help people re-enter normal life after they have been unemployed, many people have been in prison.

  4. Xiao Xu:

    When caring for younger patients with heart attack, especially younger women patients, we should look beyond their physical health and pay attention to their psychosocial status as well, although our study demonstrated a strong relationship between higher mental stress and worse recovery, we cannot make causal inferences.

  5. Yasmin Haque:

    The child is deprived of the loving care of their parents, of growing up in a family environment, the psychosocial impact on a child can be long lasting, can be lifelong.

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