psychiatry

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

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /saɪˈkaɪ.əˌtɹi/
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psychiatry (usually uncountable, plural psychiatries)

  1. (medicine) The branch of medicine that focuses on mental and behavioral health by subjectively diagnosing, treating, or preventing mental disorders (mental illnesses) and behavioural conditions.

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