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Psychiatry
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1. Definitions

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Psychiatry developed as a new branch of medicine at the beginning of the 19th century. Since then, important steps have been taken and reforms made in the care of those who have mental disorders. Increasingly, psychiatry is being practice…

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Davis, Russell H., “Psychiatry”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.174>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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