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psychiatry (n.)

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

updated on January 19, 2021

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Definitions of psychiatry from WordNet

psychiatry (n.)
the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders;
Synonyms: psychopathology / psychological medicine
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