Definition of psychiatric in English:

psychiatric

adjective

  • Relating to mental illness or its treatment.

    ‘a psychiatric disorder’
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    • ‘He was currently unemployable and had received psychiatric treatment for depression.’
    • ‘He was taken more or less at birth from his mother, who was by then a patient in a psychiatric hospital.’
    • ‘Faughey lived in the care home next door but one and had been receiving psychiatric treatment.’
    • ‘She was also interested in family planning and coping with psychiatric disorders.’
    • ‘His injuries have forced him to take early retirement and he now receives psychiatric treatment.’
    • ‘A psychiatric patient may have died as part of a suicide pact with another patient, an inquest heard.’
    • ‘Mr Weston has a psychiatric history and was receiving daily treatment for schizophrenia.’
    • ‘It emerged that Sharpe had a history of mental instability and had had psychiatric treatment.’
    • ‘Hutchins is on remand in a secure psychiatric unit while doctors assess his mental condition.’
    • ‘No doubt a well-timed psychiatric referral of a suicidal patient can sometimes save a life.’
    • ‘No severe psychiatric illness was observed except for one patient with schizophrenia.’
    • ‘Compulsory admission to a secure facility for psychiatric treatment may be necessary.’
    • ‘He had a history of psychiatric problems and was on medication for manic depression.’
    • ‘In high functioning autism the risk of psychiatric disorders is also increased.’
    • ‘In other cases the appropriate psychiatric diagnostic category is a somatoform disorder.’
    • ‘An inquiry is standard practice in cases when a psychiatric patient has killed someone.’
    • ‘He was accused of smoking cannabis on tour and once ended up in a psychiatric ward after an emotional breakdown.’
    • ‘He has rarely competed this season and is receiving psychiatric treatment for depression.’
    • ‘Except for suffering from a psychiatric disorder, the patients were generally healthy.’
    • ‘In free societies only psychiatric patients are routinely treated against their will.’
    emotional, spiritual, inner
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Pronunciation:

psychiatric

/ˌsīkēˈatrik/