contractual psychiatry

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contractual psychiatry con·trac·tu·al psychiatry (kən-trāk'chōō-əl)
n.
An arrangement in which a person undergoing psychiatric treatment retains control over his or her participation with the psychiatrist and decides when to seek help.

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