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The practice or science of diagnosing and treating mental disorders

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Health care; Psychiatry

A school of psychology and a method of treating mental disorders.

psychosomatic disorder

Health care; Psychiatry

One of the most common psychiatric disorders found in general practice. It is a condition of dysfunction or structural damage in bodily organs through inappropriate activation of the involuntary ...


Health care; Psychiatry

An intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapists to aid a or in problems of living. Also known as the treatment of people diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders using ...


Health care; Psychiatry

Inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli; "the spawning instinct in salmon"; "altruistic instincts in social animals"


Health care; Psychiatry

The deliberate taking of one's own life.


Health care; Psychiatry

Physical dependence on alcohol to the extent that stopping alcohol use will bring on withdrawal symptoms. In popular and therapeutic parlance, the term may also be used to refer to ingrained drinking ...

sleeping pill

Health care; Psychiatry

A soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule). Their primary function is to induce sleep and to be used in the treatment of insomnia and in surgical anesthesia.

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