psychiatrize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

psychiatry +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

psychiatrize (third-person singular simple present psychiatrizes, present participle psychiatrizing, simple past and past participle psychiatrized)

  1. (transitive) To make psychiatric; to bring into the realm of psychiatry.
    • 1974, André Haïm, Adolescent suicide (page 48)
      On the other hand it is just as important not to psychiatrize youth as a whole, to avoid over-hasty interference that will run counter to the aim in view by 'freezing' or even preventing the progressive spontaneous process.
    • 2007, Charles Webel, Johan Galtung, Handbook of peace and conflict studies (page 61)
      The mediator may be tempted to: • Psychiatrize the parties, labelling them as mentally ill.

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