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Psychiatry


Definition:
The branch of medicine concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders (adapted from definition by the American Psychiatric Association).
Scope and emphasis:
Collected comprehensively. Both the National Library of Medicine and the Library of Congress collect works on psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory.
See also:
10/5/12

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