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Definitions for psychiatry
sɪˈkaɪ ə tri, saɪ-psy·chi·a·t·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. psychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicinenoun

    the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders


  1. psychiatrynoun

    The branch of medicine that subjectively diagnoses, treats, and studies mental illness and behavioural conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Psychiatrynoun

    the application of the healing art to mental diseases

    Etymology: [NL. psychiatria, fr. Gr. the mind + healing.]


  1. Psychiatry

    Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities. The term was first coined by the German physician Johann Christian Reil in 1808, and literally means the 'medical treatment of the soul'. A medical doctor specializing in psychiatry is a psychiatrist. Psychiatric assessment typically starts with a mental status examination and the compilation of a case history. Psychological tests and physical examinations may be conducted, including on occasion the use of neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques. Mental disorders are diagnosed in accordance with criteria listed in diagnostic manuals such as the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association, and the International Classification of Diseases, edited and used by the World Health Organization. The fifth edition of the DSM is scheduled to be published in 2013, and its development is expected to be of significant interest to many medical fields.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Psychiatry

    The medical science that deals with the origin, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychiatry in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psychiatry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of psychiatry in a Sentence

  1. Laurence J. Peter:

    Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.

  2. Alfred Hitchcock:

    Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.

  3. David Nutt:

    For the first time, we can really see what's happening in the brain during the psychedelic state, and can better understand why LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) had such a profound impact on self-awareness, this could have great implications for psychiatry.

  4. Sigmund Freud:

    We are certainly getting ahead if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.

  5. Sigmund Freud, Letter to Carl Jung, January 17, 1909:

    We are certainly getting ahead; if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
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