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psychiatry

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

Simple Definition of psychiatry

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

Full Definition of psychiatry

  1. :  a branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders

psy·chi·at·ric play \ˌsī-kē-ˈa-trik\ adjective
psy·chi·at·ri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
psy·chi·a·trist play \sə-ˈkī-ə-trist, sī-\ noun

Origin of psychiatry

probably from French psychiatrie, from psychiatre psychiatrist, from psych- psych- + Greek iatros physician — more at -iatry


First Known Use: 1828


Medical Dictionary

psychiatry

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noun psy·chi·a·try \-trē\

Medical Definition of psychiatry

plural psy·chi·a·tries

  1. :  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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