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Psychiatry   /saɪkˈaɪətri/  /sɪkˈaɪətri/   Listen

The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.  Synonyms: psychological medicine, psychopathology.

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"Psychiatry" Quotes from Famous Books

... those who are fitted and trained by nature for the cure of souls. If you had spoken to him of psychiatry he would not have understood you. The long word would have been Greek to him. But the thing itself he knew well. The preliminary penance which he laid upon Pierre Duval was remedial. It belonged to the true healing art, which works first ...
— The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France • Henry Van Dyke

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