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psychiatry

[si-kahy-uh-tree, sahy-]
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noun
  1. the practice or science of diagnosing and treating mental disorders.

Origin of psychiatry

First recorded in 1840–50; psych- + -iatry
Related formspsy·chi·at·ric [sahy-kee-a-trik] /ˌsaɪ kiˈæ trɪk/, psy·chi·at·ri·cal, adjectivepsy·chi·at·ri·cal·ly, adverbnon·psy·chi·at·ric, adjective
Can be confusedpsychiatry psychology psychoanalysis psychotherapy
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  • Psychiatrically, stupors have long remained an unsolved riddle.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch


British Dictionary definitions for psychiatrically

psychiatry

noun
  1. the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness
Derived Formspsychiatrist, noun
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Word Origin and History for psychiatrically

psychiatry

n.

1846, from French psychiatrie, from Medieval Latin psychiatria, literally "a healing of the soul," from Latinized form of Greek psykhe- "mind" (see psyche) + iatreia "healing, care" (see -iatric).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

psychiatrically in Medicine

psychiatry

(sĭ-kīə-trē, sī-)
n.
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.
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psychiatrically in Science

psychiatry

[sĭ-kīə-trē]
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

psychiatrically in Culture

psychiatry

[(seye-keye-uh-tree, si-keye-uh-tree)]

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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.