Definition of psychiatry in English:
The study and treatment of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and abnormal behaviour.
- Treatment of psychiatry is not altering the biochemistry of the brain, it's also healing the soul.
- In modern psychiatry ECT and psychosurgery are used in a much more discriminate and refined manner.
- The Jungian approach to treatment is, again, very different from conventional psychiatry.
mid 19th century: from Greek psukhē 'soul, mind' + iatreia 'healing' (from iatros 'healer').
Definition of psychiatry in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan