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Meaning of "psychiatry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PSYCHIATRY

psychiatry  [saɪˈkaɪətrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PSYCHIATRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Psychiatry is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PSYCHIATRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

psychiatry

Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities. The term "psychiatry" was first coined by the German physician Johann Christian Reil in 1808 and literally means the 'medical treatment of the soul'. A medical doctor specializing in psychiatry is a psychiatrist. Psychiatric assessment typically starts with a mental status examination and the compilation of a case history. Psychological tests and physical examinations may be conducted, including on occasion the use of neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques. Mental disorders are diagnosed in accordance with criteria listed in diagnostic manuals such as the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association, and the International Classification of Diseases, edited and used by the World Health Organization. The fifth edition of the DSM was published in 2013, and its development was expected to be of significant interest to many medical fields.

Definition of psychiatry in the English dictionary

The definition of psychiatry in the dictionary is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PSYCHIATRY


antipsychiatry
ˌæntɪsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ
bigotry
ˈbɪɡətrɪ
chemopsychiatry
ˌkiːməʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ
conservatory
kənˈsɜːvətrɪ
faggotry
ˈfæɡətrɪ
gyniatry
dʒaɪˈnaɪətrɪ
hippiatry
hɪˈpaɪətrɪ
idolatry
aɪˈdɒlətrɪ
interferometry
ˌɪntəfɪəˈrɒmətrɪ
neuropsychiatry
ˌnjʊərəʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ
orthopsychiatry
ˌɔːθəʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ
paediatry
pɪˈdaɪətrɪ
papeterie
ˈpæpətrɪ
podiatry
pɒˈdaiətrɪ
riotry
ˈraɪətrɪ
secretary
ˈsɛkrətrɪ
self-renunciatory
ˌsɛlfrɪˈnʌnsɪətrɪ
spoliatory
ˈspəʊlɪətrɪ
undersecretary
ˌʌndəˈsɛkrətrɪ
viscometry
vɪsˈkɒmətrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSYCHIATRY

psyched up
psychedelia
psychedelic
psychedelically
psychiater
psychiatric
psychiatric social worker
psychiatrical
psychiatrically
psychiatrist
psychic
psychic determinism
psychical
psychically
psychicism
psychicist
psychism
psychist
psycho
psychoacoustic

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSYCHIATRY

allopatry
anthropolatry
bardolatry
barratry
cosmolatry
demonolatry
dendrolatry
ecclesiolatry
hierolatry
ichthyolatry
litholatry
lordolatry
Maryolatry
phratry
physiatry
physiolatry
plutolatry
symbololatry
sympatry
thaumatolatry

Synonyms and antonyms of psychiatry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «psychiatry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSYCHIATRY

Find out the translation of psychiatry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of psychiatry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «psychiatry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

精神病学
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

psiquiatría
570 millions of speakers

English

psychiatry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मनोरोग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطب النفسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

психиатрия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

psiquiatria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মনোরোগবিদ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

psychiatrie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Psikiatri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Psychiatrie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

精神医学
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정신 의학
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Psychiatry
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tinh thần bịnh học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உளவியலின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानसशास्त्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

psikiyatri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

psichiatria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

psychiatria
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

психіатрія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

psihiatrie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψυχιατρικής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Psychiatry
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

psykiatri
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

psykiatri
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of psychiatry

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHIATRY»

The term «psychiatry» is very widely used and occupies the 16.776 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSYCHIATRY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «psychiatry» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «psychiatry» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about psychiatry

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10 QUOTES WITH «PSYCHIATRY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word psychiatry.
1
Ben Barnes
My dad is a doctor, a professor of psychiatry, and my mum is a psychotherapist.
2
Andy Behrman
I think, when it comes to psychiatry, that a lot of people are overmedicated. I think when it comes to ECT a lot of people go through too much. I think there's a lot of guesswork in psychiatry.
3
Alice Braga
I do a lot of research. For 'I Am Legend', I did a lot of research about survivors. If everybody is dead around you, how you can keep surviving. I went to the bookstore and found psychiatry books about survivors from the Holocaust.
4
Alice Weaver Flaherty
Neurology and psychiatry should be treating the same organ.
5
Johan Huizinga
Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains. What of the control of human nature? Do not point to the triumphs of psychiatry, social services or the war against crime. Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself.
6
Thomas R. Insel
My philosophy is really based on humility. I don't think we know enough to fix either diagnostics or therapeutics. The future of psychiatry is clinical neuroscience, based on a much deeper understanding of the brain.
7
Thomas R. Insel
I trained in psychiatry in the 1970s, and much of our training was about what was then psychoanalytic theory, with a little bit of theory from Jungian psychology and a few other places.
8
Eric Kandel
What the Ellison Foundation and I are hoping to encourage is a more holistic approach to psychiatry, in which psychotherapy is put on as rigorous a level as psychopharmacology.
9
Robert Klein
Comedy is still alive, and there are still funny people. Jews are still overrepresented in comedy and psychiatry and underrepresented in the priesthood. That immigrant Jewish humor is still with us.
10
Charles Krauthammer
There is a mystique about psychiatry that people think that you have some kind of a magical lens, you know, Superman's X-ray vision into the soul. One of the reasons I left psychiatry is that I didn't believe that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSYCHIATRY»

Discover the use of psychiatry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to psychiatry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry
An indispensable resource for clinical psychiatrists studying for Part I of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Exam, this guide includes complimentary access to the full text online, which is accompanied by a downloadable ...
Robert E. Hales, Stuart C. Yudofsky, Glen O. Gabbard, 2008
2
Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry - A Doctor's ...
IN THIS STIRRING AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN WAKE-UP CALL, psychiatrist Daniel Carlat exposes deeply disturbing problems plaguing his profession, revealing the ways it has abandoned its essential purpose: to understand the mind, so that ...
Daniel Carlat, 2010
3
Psychiatry: The Science of Lies
A leading authority on the study of psychiatry, mental illness, and its treatment portrays of the integral role of deception in the history, diagnosis, and practice of psychiatry.
Thomas Stephen Szasz, 2008
4
Kaplan & Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral ...
The bestselling general psychiatry text since 1972 is now thoroughly updated.
Benjamin J. Sadock, Harold I. Kaplan, Virginia A. Sadock, 2007
5
Psychiatry
Psychiatry 2e also uses case studies, DSM-IV guidelines, and extensive tables offset from the text to act as a comprehensive yet concise guide for the busy medical student studying for exams.
Janis Cutler, Eric Marcus, 2010
6
NMS Psychiatry
"In this sixth edition of NMS Psychiatry, each chapter as well as the drug appendix has been updated to include the latest medications and treatment protocols.
Joshua T. Thornhill, 2011
7
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Chapters on evaluation are developmentally focused, with a separate chapter for each age range.
Mina K. Dulcan, 2010
8
Discovering the History of Psychiatry
This book brings together leading international authorities - physicians, historians, social scientists, and others - who explore the many complex interpretive and ideological dimensions of historical writing about psychiatry.
Mark S. Micale, Roy Porter, 1994
9
Psychiatry
"This book is very different from any medical textbook you've ever read… its greatest merit is to have single-handedly transformed the perception of psychiatry from that of Cinderella speciality to that of hottest speciality on offer.
Neel Burton, 2011
10
Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry
This work represents the first comprehensive attempt to pull together the clinical, research and theoretical findings in a single volume.
Wen-Shing Tseng, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSYCHIATRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term psychiatry is used in the context of the following news items.
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Can smoking cause psychosis? Study suggests links
On Friday, research published in The Lancet Psychiatry suggested daily tobacco use, already known to cause cancer and stroke, may be also be a contributor to ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
2
Public Release: 22-Jun-2015 Squatting in 'skinny' jeans can …
... muscle and nerve fibres in the legs, making it difficult to walk, reveals a case study published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. «EurekAlert, Jun 15»
3
Low serotonin is mythical cause of depression, says psychiatry
A psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist, his main areas of research are clinical trials of psychiatric drugs, the history of psychopharmacology, and the impact of ... «Medical News Today, Apr 15»
4
U of M psychiatry chief steps down amid criticism
The head of the University of Minnesota's Department of Psychiatry is stepping down following harsh criticism over the way the department treats human ... «Minnesota Public Radio News, Apr 15»
5
From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry's Demons
People don't talk about psychiatrists the way they talk about neurologists, dentists or vets. In fact, there are those who call psychiatry voodoo or pseudoscience; ... «NPR, Mar 15»
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Public Release: 21-Jan-2015 The Lancet Psychiatry: Video-based …
Video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants' engagement, attention and social behavior, and might reduce the likelihood of ... «EurekAlert, Jan 15»
7
Russian artist cuts off earlobe in protest at use of forced psychiatry
Pyotr Pavlensky on the wall of the Serbsky psychiatry centre after he sliced off part of his earlobe in a protest he called 'Segregation'. Photograph: Maxim ... «The Guardian, Oct 14»
8
Harvard study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, finds genetic link …
The study appears in online journal Molecular Psychiatry. If you are genetically inclined to drink loads of lattes, look out — the price of the brew is forecast to ... «The Australian, Oct 14»
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The Lancet Psychiatry: Frequent cannabis use in adolescence …
Public Release: 9-Sep-2014 The Lancet Psychiatry: Frequent cannabis use in ... used the drug, new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal shows. «EurekAlert, Sep 14»
10
VA whistleblower says mental health care lacking in St. Louis
The former chief of psychiatry for the St. Louis VA hospital system claims he was demoted after complaining about an “artificial backlog” of mental health care ... «STLtoday.com, May 14»

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