- 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.
psychiatry definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ModL: see psycho- and amp; -iatry
psychiatry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- psyˌchi·atˈric , psyˌchi·atˈri·cal adjective
- psyˌchi·atˈri·cal·ly adverb
psychiatry - Cultural Definition
The medical science that studies and treats mental illness and mental maladjustment. Psychiatrists treat mental disorders; psychologists study mental activities, whether healthy or disordered. In the United States, psychiatrists usually hold the degree of doctor of medicine (M.D.) and may prescribe medication for their patients.
psychiatry - Medical Definition
psychiatry - Science Definition