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Psychiatric

Of, or pertaining to Psychiatry, including describing a group of illnesses that are characterised as disorders of function of the mind rather than the brain - software rather than hardware although the distinction in human wetware is less obvious.

For a long period of history Neurology and Psychiatry were a single discipline, and following their division the steady advance in understanding of the basic functioning of neurones and the brain is bringing areas of the two disciplines back together.



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