Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The treatment of mental diseases.

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  • noun medicine The branch of medicine that subjectively diagnoses, treats, and studies mental illness and behavioural conditions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

Etymologies

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From psych- + -iatry.

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