- psychopharmacology, and/or psychoanalysis.) This extensive medical training enables the psychiatrist to understand the body's functions and the complex relationship between emotional illness and other medical illnesses. The psychiatrist is thus the mental health professional and physician best qualified to distinguish between physical and psychological causes of both mental and physical distress."
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* * *psy·chi·a·trist sə-'kī-ə-trəst, sī- n a physician specializing in psychiatry
* * *n.a medically qualified physician who specializes in the study and treatment of mental disorders.
* * *psy·chi·a·trist (si-kiґə-trist) a physician who specializes in psychiatry.
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