Meaning of “psychiatric” in the English Dictionary

"psychiatric" in British English

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uk /ˌsaɪ.kiˈæt.rɪk/ us /ˌsaɪ.kiˈæt.rɪk/

of or relating to the study of mental illness:

psychiatric treatment
a psychiatric patient
the hospital's psychiatric unit

More examples

  • The psychiatric team decided that committal would not be beneficial in her case.
  • He worked as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital.
  • The psychiatric section is segregated from the rest of the prison.
  • He has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital.
  • This is an interesting psychiatric case study of a child with extreme behavioural difficulties.
adverb uk /ˌsaɪ.kiˈæt.rɪ.kəl.i/ us /ˌsaɪ.kiˈæt.rɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “psychiatric” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)