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psychiatry

noun psy·chi·a·try \sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, sī-\

: a branch of medicine that deals with mental or emotional disorders

Full Definition of PSYCHIATRY

:  a branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders
psy·chi·at·ric \ˌsī-kē-ˈa-trik\ adjective
psy·chi·at·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
psy·chi·a·trist \sə-ˈkī-ə-trist, sī-\ noun
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Origin of PSYCHIATRY

probably from French psychiatrie, from psychiatre psychiatrist, from psych- psych- + Greek iatros physician — more at -iatry
First Known Use: 1828

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal
PSYCHIATRIC Defined for Kids

psychiatry

noun psy·chi·a·try \sə-ˈkī-ə-trē, sī-\

Definition of PSYCHIATRY for Kids

:  a branch of medicine dealing with problems of the mind, emotions, or behavior
Medical Dictionary

psychiatry

noun psy·chi·a·try \-trē\
plural psy·chi·a·tries

Medical Definition of PSYCHIATRY

:  a branch of medicine that deals with the science and practice of treating mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders especially as originating in endogenous causes or resulting from faulty interpersonal relationships

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