psychiatry

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[1846] From French psychiatrie, from Medieval Latin psychiatria. Surface etymology is psych- +‎ -iatry.

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psychiatry (usually uncountable, plural psychiatries)

  1. (medicine) The branch of medicine that subjectively diagnoses, treats, and studies mental illness and behavioural conditions.

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