biological psychiatry


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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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This etiology, of course, lays the ground for Shorter's basic thesis of the biological roots of these and other mental illnesses and thus the triumphs of the "second biological psychiatry.
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Fancher, are most often based on one of four cultures of healing: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, cognitive therapy, and biological psychiatry.
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A new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry now shows that using tDCS to target the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a brain region involved in the control of attention, improves the ability of healthy volunteers to modify their attention to threat.