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Medical Term:

psychiatry

Pronunciation: si-ki'a-tre

Definition:

  1. The medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
  2. For some types of psychiatry not listed below, see also subentries under therapy, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis.

Synonym(s): psychiatrics

[psych- + G. iatreia, medical treatment]

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