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psy·chi·a·try

 (sĭ-kī′ə-trē, sī-)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

psy′chi·at′ric (sī′kē-ăt′rĭk), psy′chi·at′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
psy′chi·at′ri·cal·ly adv.

psychiatry

(saɪˈkaɪətrɪ)
n
(Psychiatry) the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness
psyˈchiatrist n

psy•chi•a•try

(sɪˈkaɪ ə tri, saɪ-)

n.
the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders.
[1840–50]
psy•chi•at•ric (ˌsaɪ kiˈæ trɪk) adj.
psy`chi•at′ri•cal•ly, adv.
psy•chi′a•trist, n.

psy·chi·a·try

(sĭ-kī′ə-trē)
The branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of mental illness.

psychiatry

- From Greek psykhe, "mind," and iatreia, "healing."
See also related terms for healing.

psychiatry

the branch of medicine that is concerned with the study, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, using both medical and psychological therapies. — psychiatrist, n. — psychiatrie, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties

psychiatry

The branch of medicine that deals with mental disorders .
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychiatry - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorderspsychiatry - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
echolalia - (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
resistance - (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
paramnesia - (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality
autism - (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people
confabulation - (psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
alienism - an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
mental hygiene, psychotherapeutics, psychotherapy - the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods
acting out - (psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic
compensation - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
conversion - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
denial - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
displacement - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one
idealisation, idealization - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
intellectualisation, intellectualization - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict
isolation - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
overcompensation - (psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite
projection - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else
rationalisation, rationalization - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
reaction formation - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them; "his strict morality is just a reaction formation to hide his sexual drive"
regression - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
repression - (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
anorexia nervosa - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder characterized by somatic delusions that you are too fat despite being emaciated
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
anxiety, anxiousness - (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
major depressive episode - (psychiatry) a state of depression with all the classic symptoms (anhedonia and lethargy and sleep disturbance and despondency and morbid thoughts and feelings of worthlessness and sometimes attempted suicide) but with no known organic dysfunction
repress, suppress - put out of one's consciousness
psychoanalyse, psychoanalyze, analyse, analyze - subject to psychoanalytic treatment; "I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist"
confabulate - unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
Translations
الطب النفسيطِب الأمْراض العَقْلِيَّه
psychiatrie
psykiatri
psykiatria
pszichiátria
geîlækningar
psichiatraspsichiatrija
psihiatrija
psychiatria

psychiatry

[saɪˈkaɪətrɪ] Npsiquiatría f

psychiatry

[saɪˈkaɪətri] npsychiatrie f

psychiatry

nPsychiatrie f

psychiatry

[saɪˈkaɪətrɪ] npsichiatria

psychiatry

(saiˈkaiətri) , ((American also) si-) noun
the treatment of mental illness.
psychiatric (saikiˈatrik) adjective
psyˈchiatrist noun
a doctor who treats mental illness.

psy·chi·a·try

, psychiatrics
n. psiquiatría, rama de la medicina que estudia los trastornos mentales.

psychiatry

n psiquiatría; child — paido-psiquiatría (form), psiquiatría infantil or de niños
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Bennani brings a transcultural perspective to the way we understand French psychiatry and colonialism, and he presents a subtlety in La Psychanalyse au pays des saints: Les Debuts de la psychiatrie et de la psychanalyse au Maroc that is lacking in other accounts.