psychiatry[sī kī′ə trē, si-]
- 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.
Origin of psychiatryModL: see psycho- and amp; -iatry
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)
- (medicine) The branch of medicine that subjectively diagnoses, treats, and studies mental illness and behavioural conditions.