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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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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Nat asked an important question about the future of community psychiatry, but set the stage for it by giving a brief history of his long career in the field.
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In response to this recommendation, Schwartz and colleagues (1981) conducted a study of psychiatrists in the San Francisco Bay area to help design a new community psychiatry residency program, which would focus on encouraging residents to make a commitment to work with clients with chronic mental illness.
CHRISTENSEN, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine, is director of the university's Community Psychiatry Program, Jacksonville, Fla.
Dr Peter Tyler, professor of community psychiatry at Imperial College, London, said: "Prescriptions of anti- depressants have gone up 10 per cent every year.
Swenson, director of outpatient and community psychiatry at Royal Ottawa Hospital, said "government, in the last two years, has put more money into the psychiatric emergency services at the Ottawa Hospital, in terms of 24-hour nursing availability, social work availability."
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Originally from Nigeria, he plans to practice community psychiatry when he finishes his residency training.
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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.
In the medical school in Birmingham we have a professor of community psychiatry and also a professor of molecular psychiatry.

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