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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.

com·mu·ni·ty psy·chi·a·try

psychiatry focusing on the detection, prevention, early treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with emotional disorders and social deviance as they develop in the community rather than as encountered one-on-one, in private practice, or at larger centralized psychiatric facilities; particular emphasis is placed on the social-interpersonal-environmental factors that contribute to mental illness.

community psychiatry

the branch of psychiatry concerned with the development of an adequate and coordinated program of mental health care for residents of specified catchment areas. See also community mental health center.

com·mu·ni·ty psy·chi·a·try

(kŏ-myū'ni-tē sī-kī'ă-trē)
Psychiatry focusing on the detection, prevention, early treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with emotional disorders and social deviance as they develop in the community.
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He was among the first to be awarded a fellowship in community psychiatry and later went on to earn an MPH.
Originally from Nigeria, he plans to practice community psychiatry when he finishes his residency training.
Liz Silverston gave up her job in community psychiatry in 1993, when she moved from the capital to the Midlands and opened Hibiscus, in Leamington's Regent Street.
But he understood the professor's concerns that community psychiatry might be down-graded by a new emphasis on laboratory research.
In the post-World War II years, the institution developed an extensive mental health component, alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs, building on the growing interest in community psychiatry.
The American Psychiatric Electronic Library includes The American Journal of Psychiatry, Hospital & Community Psychiatry, The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Psychiatric News, APA Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, APA Practice Guidelines, DSM-IV and The Journal of Psychotherapy: Practice and Research.
Research in community psychiatry around the same time demonstrated that the therapeutic milieu, including the behavior and attitudes of staff, has a profound impact on patients and staff.
The Impact of Cost Containment on Alcohol and Drug Treatmnet," Hospital and Community Psychiatry 38:5 (May 1987), 506-10.
Psychotherapy and community psychiatry each merit their own chapter on training.
Convit A: Intetional ingestion of foreign objects by male prison inmates: Hosp Community Psychiatry.
Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospitals; Division of Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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