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It is the study and treatment of mental illness, emotional disturbances and abnormal behavior. Psychiatry is one of the oldest medical specialties, but is also one of the most exciting frontiers of medicine. Recent advances in the neurosciences have led to new technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of many of these illnesses. Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments, including psychotherapy, medication and other treatments.
Psychiatry is the medical science that studies and treats mental illness and mental maladjustment. Psychiatrists treat mental disorders; psychologists study mental activities, whether healthy or disordered.