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Psychiatry

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that refers to the prevention, diagnosis, assessment and treatment of mental disorders in people. It comes from the two Greek words which refer to “mind healing,” from the Greek psyche (“soul”) and iatros (“doctor”). It ...

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