- 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.
Origin of psychiatryModL: see psycho- and amp; -iatry
- 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.