Psychiatric

View the Phobias Slideshow Pictures

Medical Definition of Psychiatric

Psychiatric: Pertaining to or within the purview of psychiatry, the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness.

Psychiatric may refer to mental illness. For example, the 42-year-old man had a long history of psychiatric disease.


Quick GuideWhat's Your Biggest Fear? Phobias

What's Your Biggest Fear? Phobias

Subscribe to MedicineNet's Depression Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Reviewed on 6/14/2012

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors