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from greek: psyche - soul and iatros - doctor, first used by Johann Christian Reil in 1808
German: Psychiatrie

1 Definition

Psychiatry, a branch of medicine, covers the research, prevention, diagnostic and therapy of mental disorders. It is closely related to other discplines such as psychology and neurology for research and treatment. A doctor in psychiatry ist called a psychiatrist.

2 Subspecialties

There are several subspecialties linked to psychiatry, such as:


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