psychiatry [ si- kahy- uh-tree, sahy- ] SHOW IPA / sɪˈkaɪ ə tri, saɪ- / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the practice or science of diagnosing and treating mental disorders. Origin of psychiatry
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-iatry Related forms psy·chi·at·ric , [sahy-kee- a-trik] /ˌsaɪ kiˈæ trɪk/ psy·chi·at·ri·cal, adjective psy·chi·at·ri·cal·ly, adverb non·psy·chi·at·ric, adjective
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Examples from the Web for psychiatrically British Dictionary definitions for psychiatrically noun the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness Derived Forms psychiatrist, noun
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Word Origin and History for psychiatrically 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).
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Medicine definitions for psychiatrically n. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.
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Science definitions for psychiatrically The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.
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Culture definitions for psychiatrically 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.
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