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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.

so·cial psy·chi·a·try

an approach to psychiatric theory and practice emphasizing the cultural and sociologic aspects of mental disorder and treatment; the application of psychiatry to social problems.
See also: community psychiatry.

social psychiatry

n.
The branch of psychiatry that deals with the relationship between social environment and mental illness.

social psychiatrist n.

so·cial psy·chi·a·try

(sō'shăl sī-kī'ă-trē)
An approach to psychiatric theory and practice emphasizing the cultural and sociologic aspects of mental disorders and treatment; the application of psychiatry to social problems.
See also: community psychiatry
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In this post-war period, many of the bio-psychosocial resonances of Meyerian psychiatry were embraced and expressed by 'social psychiatry'; an inter-disciplinary project, which included psychiatrists, psychologists and sociologists (Pilgrim and Rogers, 2005a; Cook and Wright, 1995; Goldberg and Huxley, 1992; Falloon and Fadden, 1993).
"Minor psychiatric morbidity in primary health care: Prevalence, nature and severity." The International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 39(3), 159-166.
Dublin women are also five times more likely to be susceptible to other mental illnesses, the report in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology shows.
For example, the titles that have the words "social psychology" or "social psychiatry," and are not covered by PsycINFO, included such journals as Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, Contemporary Social Psychology, Current Research in Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Social Psychology of Education.
The result was chaos but this did not stop the same mistakes being made again about 20 years later at social psychiatry's peak.
Christensen NHMRC Social Psychiatry Research Unit, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
(1984), `Management of Compulsorily Admitted Patients to a High Security Unit', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 30: 77-84.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychiatry, 52, 611-619.
Lester, "A Regional Analysis of Suicide and Homicide in the United States," Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 23(1988): 202-205.
"The Psychiatrist as Administrator and Organizational Leader." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 24(6):295-300, Nov.
of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences Fatima Memorial Hospital in collaboration with a number of other institutions including NUR International University, KEMU and Pakistan Association of Social Psychiatry.

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