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Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behaviour, cognition, and perceptions. See glossary of psychiatry.

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Organizations relating to Psychiatry

International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses / Madison WI, USA / Est. 1999
International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions / Giessen, Germany / Est. 1937
SAARC Psychiatric Federation / Kathmandu, Nepal / Est. 2004
Association of Psychiatrists in Africa / Est. 1970
International Kraepelin Society / Est. 1998
World Association for Dynamic Psychiatry / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1980
International Organization for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
International Association for the Coordination of Psychiatry and Psychological Methods / Est. 1950
Federação Latino-Americana de Psiquiatria da Infância e Adolescência e Profissôes Afins / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1995
Association pour les droits des usagers de la psychiatrie
International Society of Psychiatrists
International Association of Spiritual Psychiatry / Est. 1994
International Society of Psychiatric Genetics / Brentwood TN, USA
European Network on Old Age Psychiatry
Nordic Collaboration Group for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry / Ålborg, Denmark / Est. 1986
European Association for the History of Psychiatry / Est. 1990
Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1980
International Network for Alternatives to Psychiatry / Est. 1975
Institute of Psychiatry - International Mental Health
European Association for Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology and Other Involved Professions / Duivendrecht, Netherlands / Est. 1997
International Congress on Rehabilitation in Psychiatry / Tel Aviv, Israel
Psychiatric International Congress
World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry / Odense, Denmark / Est. 1991
International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology / Richmond VA, USA / Est. 1993
Nordic Network for Research in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder / Est. 2002

View all profiles (116 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Psychiatry

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Misuse of psychiatric diagnosis
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Abusive treatment of patients in psychiatric hospitals
Occupational psychopathology
Münchausen syndrome
Inadequacy of psychiatry
Limited psychiatric out-patient care
Electroshock therapy
Biologically determined aggression
Compulsion of leaders to leave permanent monuments
Dependence on sex
Inadequate training of psychiatric workers
Neonatal maladjustment syndrome
Refusal to provide psychotherapy
Compulsive acts

Action Strategies relating to Psychiatry

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Creating links among psychotherapists
Treating drug addiction
Self-regulating psychiatric practice
Providing psychotherapy by computer
Studying applied biofeedback

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