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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

Wiktionary

  1. psychiatrynoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Psychiatry

    Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental conditions. These include various issues related to mood, behaviour, cognition, and perceptions. Initial psychiatric assessment of a person typically begins with a case history and mental status examination. Physical examinations and psychological tests may be conducted. On occasion, neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques are used. Mental disorders are often diagnosed in accordance with clinical concepts listed in diagnostic manuals such as the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), edited and used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The fifth edition of the DSM (DSM-5) was published in May 2013 which re-organized the larger categories of various diseases and expanded upon the previous edition to include information/insights that are consistent with current research.Combined treatment with psychiatric medication and psychotherapy has become the most common mode of psychiatric treatment in current practice, but contemporary practice also includes a wide variety of other modalities, e.g., assertive community treatment, community reinforcement, and supported employment. Treatment may be delivered on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the severity of functional impairment or on other aspects of the disorder in question. An inpatient may be treated in a psychiatric hospital. Research within psychiatry as a whole is conducted on an interdisciplinary basis with other professionals, such as epidemiologists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, or clinical psychologists.

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  1. psychiatry

    Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. This includes various mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse disorders. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who evaluate patients to determine whether their symptoms result from physical issues, psychiatric problems, or a combination of both, and they can prescribe medication and provide therapy as part of their treatment approach.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Psychiatrynoun

    the application of the healing art to mental diseases

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Alfred Hitchcock:

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

  2. Eric Garcetti:

    CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW We outweigh the risks of our situation for other goals, health benefits of connection, and normal routine. It can make people vulnerable to suggestions to bend COVID-19 safety guidelines, she said. We initially may have been fearful, but as we start to gain control we become more confident to confront situations that may have scared us. As a result, as the pandemic continues, some of us have adjusted and started to underestimate the actual threat, ignore situational hazards, and dont take COVID-19 risks as seriously. Speaking to Fox News, Dr. Collin Reiff, a psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health, likened caution fatigue to swimming in the ocean. People go swimming in the ocean, a potentially dangerous place, and dont take flotation devices with them. If you dont see anyone drown, you feel fine doing it, he said. But if we hear that 100,000 people died [while swimming in the ocean], and 180,000 could drown by October, you would see more people wearing a flotation device, he said, referringto a recent report that U.S. coronavirus deaths are projected to reach 180,000 by the beginning of October unless the majority of people start wearing face masks. Reiff also hypothesized that cognitive dissonance might play a part in those who find themselves having a more lax attitude toward recommended safety precautions. Experts still recommend safety precautions such as practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a face covering while in public. (iStock) I think some of it is fatigue, but I think another part of it is that a lot of people havent been [as directly] impacted by the novel coronavirus, he said, noting that the virus had a more direct impact on those living in cities that were hit hard at the start of the pandemic, such as New York City and Philadelphia. CORONAVIRUS INFECTS 60 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS STUDENTS ON SPRING BREAK TRIP TO MEXICO It may not be so much fatigue but their experience with COVID [the precautions] are not convenient for me any longer.

  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. Harold Rosenberg:

    Whoever undertakes to create soon finds himself engaged in creating himself. Self-transformation and the transformation of others have constituted the radical interest of our century, whether in painting, psychiatry, or political action.

  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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