Origin of psychiatryModL: see psycho- and -iatry
Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with mental and emotional disorders.
An example of psychiatry is a professional who studies people with severe paranoia.
the branch of medicine concerned with the study, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the mind, including psychoses and neuroses, emotional maladjustments, etc.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.
- psy′chi·at′ric psy′chi·at′ri·cal
(usually uncountable, plural psychiatries)
From psych- +"Ž -iatry.
- Dr. Karl Friedrich Otto Westphal, a German doctor who was a full professor of psychiatry at the Berlin Charité Hospital at a time when the separation between neurology and psychiatry was virtually nonexistent, did not share this view.
- In the same article, University of Michigan psychiatry professor Kirk Brower, who has studied "the interplay of alcohol and sleep in adults," stressed that "The finding does not mean there's a cause-and-effect relationship."
- First, Cruise's outrageous behavior over the past year, like leaping on Oprah's couch to proclaim his love of Katie Holmes and his criticism of psychiatry and medications, has dropped him from the Hollywood darlings list.
- The American Academy of Adolescent and Child Psychiatry (AACAP) maintains that parents should limit as much as possible the time children must be at home alone because of the many risks involved.
- General medical tests as well as tests in areas such as neurology (the nervous system), psychology, psychiatry, special education, hearing, speech and vision, and physical therapy may be needed.