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
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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