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Princeton's WordNet

  1. psychiatrist, head-shrinker, shrinknoun

    a physician who specializes in psychiatry


  1. psychiatristnoun

    A medical doctor specializing in psychiatry.

  2. Etymology: From psychiatry + -ist.


  1. Psychiatrist

    A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists are physicians and evaluate patients to determine whether their symptoms are the result of a physical illness, a combination of physical and mental ailments or strictly mental issues. Sometimes a psychiatrist works within a multi-disciplinary team, which may comprise clinical psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, and nursing staff. Psychiatrists have broad training in a biopsychosocial approach to the assessment and management of mental illness. As part of the clinical assessment process, psychiatrists may employ a mental status examination; a physical examination; brain imaging such as a computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or positron emission tomography scan; and blood testing. Psychiatrists use pharmacologic, psychotherapeutic, and/or interventional approaches to treat mental disorders.


  1. psychiatrist

    A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses and disorders. They are skilled not only in the clinical aspect of care but also in differentiating mental health problems from other physical ailments. Psychiatrists can prescribe medication, conduct psychotherapy, provide counseling, and implement a range of specialty services such as electroconvulsive therapy.


  1. Psychiatrist

    A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. A psychiatrist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who must evaluate patients to determine whether or not their symptoms are the result of a medical illness, a combination of medical and mental, or a strictly mental one. In order to do this, they may employ the psychiatric examination itself, a physical exam, brain imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography scanning, and blood laboratories. Psychiatrists prescribe medicine, and may also use psychotherapy, although the vast majority do medical management and refer to a psychologist or another specialized therapist for the weekly to bi-monthly psychotherapy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychiatrist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychiatrist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of psychiatrist in a Sentence

  1. Ian Maxwell:

    Despite the psychiatrist advising to the contrary,she was deemed a suicide risk and they arecontinuing to wake her up every 15 minutesin the night. It’s a complete violation of prisoner rights and human rights.

  2. Joaquin Phoenix:

    The attraction to make this film and this character was that we were going to approach it in our own way so for me I didn't refer to any past creations of the character, i did identify Arthur as a particular personality but then I also wanted the freedom to create something that wasn't identifiable. This is a fictional character and I didn't want a psychiatrist to be able to identify the kind of person he was.

  3. Muriel Spark:

    One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.

  4. Samuel Goldwyn:

    Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.

  5. Joey Adams:

    A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.

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