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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.

psy·cho·an·a·lyt·ic psy·chi·a·try

psychiatric theory and practice emphasizing the principles of psychoanalysis.

dynamic psychiatry

the study of motivational, emotional, and biological factors as determinants of human behavior.

psy·cho·an·a·lyt·ic psy·chi·a·try

(sī'kō-an'ă-lit'ik sī-kī'ă-trē)
Psychiatric theory and practice emphasizing the principles of psychoanalysis.
Synonym(s): dynamic psychiatry.
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