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psychiatry

 [si-ki´ah-tre]
the branch of health science that deals with the study, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. adj., adj psychiat´ric.
biological psychiatry that which emphasizes biochemical, pharmacological, and neurological causes and treatment approaches.
community psychiatry the branch of psychiatry concerned with the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in a designated geographical area, with emphasis on environmental factors.
descriptive psychiatry psychiatry based on the study of observable symptoms and behavioral phenomena, rather than underlying psychodynamic processes.
dynamic psychiatry psychiatry based on the study of the mental mechanisms and emotional processes that govern and motivate human behavior, rather than observable behavioral phenomena.
forensic psychiatry that dealing with the legal aspects of mental disorders.
geriatric psychiatry geropsychiatry.
preventive psychiatry a broad term referring to the amelioration, control, and limitation of psychiatric disability.
social psychiatry that concerned with the cultural and social factors that engender, precipitate, intensify, or prolong maladaptive patterns of behavior and complicate treatment.

biological psychiatry

a school of psychiatric thought that stresses the physical, chemical, and neurological causes of and treatments for mental and emotional disorders.
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Stories routinely elicited from their clients by psychiatrists offer a needed counterbalance to the current biopsychiatry paradigm/anti-psychiatry bias.
Ty C Colbert, author of Blaming Our Genes, says, "Diagnosing someone as schizophrenic may appear scientific on the surface, especially when biopsychiatry keeps claiming that a genetic brain disease is involved.
Braslow, Joel (1999) "Where biopsychiatry came from: a short history of somatic therapies from 1900 to the 1950s".
Martin Teicher, director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at Harvard Medical School in Belmont, Massachusetts, says that there may be times during childhood when the developing brain is particularly responsive to abuse.
Educational sessions are grouped into eleven specialty tracks such as Biopsychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Practice Issues, Psychotherapy, and Violence and Trauma, with the initial symposium beginning on Wednesday, October 10, 2007.
They urged therapists to undergo an "agonizing reappraisal" of professional assumptions, views, and practices and to abandon biopsychiatry and start paying attention to the "psychospiritual crisis" of women today.
Anderson, a research associate with the developmental biopsychiatry research program and brain imaging center at McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass.
In a chilling scene, Breggin describes the role of biopsychiatry in last year's White House Conference on Mental Health.
The research team, led by Martin Teicher, MD, PhD, director of McLean Hospital's Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program, reported their findings in a recent issue of Nature Medicine.
The organization is parroting the "big lie" of biopsychiatry, its raison d'etre and reason for drugging.
Francois Dagognet, "Toward a Biopsychiatry," 1982, reprinted, and translated by Donald M.
Teicher is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass.