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Psychiatry   Listen
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Psychiatry, Psychiatria  n.  (Med.) The application of the healing art to mental diseases.






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"Psychiatry" Quotes from Famous Books



... the late Sir James Paget, besides others with whom I have not come in contact, have always kept an open mind on this subject. In Germany, Dr. Landois, professor of physiology at Griefswalt, has been long urging a reinvestigation of Gall's doctrines; Dr. R. Sommer, professor of clinical psychiatry at Griessen, recommends it, not dogmatically, but as a working hypothesis; and the Swiss professor of physiology, Dr. Von Bunge, in his text-book just published, acts as pioneer in devoting two chapters to a rehabilitation of Gall; Dr. Mobius, of Leipsic, has published ...
— To Infidelity and Back • Henry F. Lutz

... But we may take this opportunity of reminding the reader that Henke,[113] an earlier investigator, regarded pyromania as due chiefly to arrest or disturbance of the physical and psychical phenomena of puberty. Esquirol himself appears to have shared this opinion; and although modern psychiatry takes quite a different view of pyromania, we have none the less to insist that unduly retarded development may, just as much as premature development, give rise ...
— The Sexual Life of the Child • Albert Moll



Words linked to "Psychiatry" :   confabulation, echolalia, anxiety, overcompensation, defense reaction, psychoanalyze, psychiatrist, psychiatric, paramnesia, confabulate, medicine, repression, analyze, compensation, alienism, psychotherapeutics, mental hygiene, psychopathology, defense mechanism, psychoanalyse, mental disorder, intellectualisation, defense, analyse, intellectualization, defence, expansive, mental disturbance, projection, isolation, conversion



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