Definitions for "Psychiatry"
The application of the healing art to mental diseases.
Diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
The study of mental disorders and their diagnosis, management, and prevention.
a word pointing at medical practices that in the time of Sigmund Freud replaced the much more clear notion alienism. Freud conveniently supposed most of his clients to be members of the church "Irrationalism" , who had to be 'cured to become members of his own "Rational" church. Similar to the dated conviction that 'homosexuals' should be cured, to become 'heterosexual'.