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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.
In the medical school in Birmingham we have a professor of community psychiatry and also a professor of molecular psychiatry.
Sharfstein, "Editorial: Economics and Pscyhiatry," General Hospital Psychiatry 7 (1985), 279; Eric Goplerud, "Effects of Proprietary Management in General Hospital Psychiatric Units," Hospital and Community Psychiatry 37:8 (August 1986), 832-36; David Barkholz, "Systems Show Strong Growth in Number of Psychiatric Beds," Modern Health Care (June 6, 1986), 108-12.
Division of Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town; Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Since 1998, I have consulted part-time to the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program, and for a few years, I volunteered for Health-Care for the Homeless.
It was jointly sponsored by the American Association of Community Psychiatry and Recovery Innovations.
The volume was developed by the Committee on Community Psychiatry and Consultation to Agencies of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Bell, president and CEO of the Community Mental Health Council and director of public and community psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
They are going to stay here for a while to take advantage of the RAF Department of Community Psychiatry.
Hospital & Community Psychiatry, 32(7), 463--469.
He consistently promoted community psychiatry and understood the role the federal government could play in solidifying the prominence of his profession.

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