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psychiatry

[si-kahy-uh-tree, sahy-] /sɪˈkaɪ ə tri, saɪ-/
noun
1.
the practice or science of diagnosing and treating mental disorders.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; psych- + -iatry
Related forms
psychiatric
[sahy-kee-a-trik] /ˌsaɪ kiˈæ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
psychiatrical, adjective
psychiatrically, adverb
nonpsychiatric, adjective
Can be confused
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Examples from the web for psychiatry
  • Video conferencing is often used for business meetings, but the technology is increasingly used in medicine, including psychiatry.
  • psychiatry is a eon behind any such revelation of the untoward ontology of nightmares.
  • psychiatry and psychology is nothing but expensive voodoo.
  • What is happening in these instances is that there is a flight to psychiatry when there is no help from the law.
  • As with many aspects of psychiatry, the study of gambling has moved from mind to brain.
  • Sleep medicine is not a field of psychiatry, nor are sleep apnea patients treated by them for this disease.
  • So, she still enjoys deep sleep which is the nucleus of modern psychiatry.
  • Thus, psychiatry is part of medical science, although it is more controversial than other parts of medicine.
  • He's practicing for an interview for a residency in his new chosen specialty: psychiatry.
  • psychiatry debates whether the pain of loss is really depression.
British Dictionary definitions for psychiatry

psychiatry

/saɪˈkaɪətrɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness
Derived Forms
psychiatrist, noun
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Word Origin and History for psychiatry
n.

1846, from French psychiatrie, from Medieval Latin psychiatria, literally "a healing of the soul," from Latinized form of Greek psykhe- "mind" (see psyche) + iatreia "healing, care" (see -iatric).

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psychiatry in Medicine

psychiatry psy·chi·a·try (sĭ-kī'ə-trē, sī-)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

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psychiatry in Science
psychiatry
  (sĭ-kī'ə-trē)   
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.
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psychiatry in Culture
psychiatry [(seye-keye-uh-tree, si-keye-uh-tree)]

The medical science that studies and treats mental illness and mental maladjustment. Psychiatrists treat mental disorders; psychologists study mental activities, whether healthy or disordered. In the United States, psychiatrists usually hold the degree of doctor of medicine (M.D.) and may prescribe medication for their patients.

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