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Psychiatry combines psychology and other techniques with the practice of medicine. Credit: TillyHarper.

Psychiatry involves the study and treatment of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and abnormal behavior.

Theoretical psychiatry[edit]

Def. the "branch of medicine that subjectively diagnoses, treats, and studies mental illness and behavioural conditions"[1] is called psychiatry.

Dominant group[edit]

"Plasma testosterone was determined in 36 male prisoners; 12 with chronic aggressive behavior, 12 socially dominant without physical aggressiveness and 12 who were not physically aggressive or socially dominant. A battery of psychological tests--the Scale of Susceptibility to Annoyances, the California Personality Inventory, the Adjective Check List, the Garabedian Index of Prison Socialization, the Lykken Measure of Anxiety, and the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory--were administered over the same time period. There was a significantly higher level of plasma testosterone in the aggressive group as compared with the nonaggressive group or with the other two groups combined. The socially dominant group also had a significantly higher level of testosterone than the nonaggressive group."[2]

"In the socially dominant group the only correlation reaching significance was that of succorance with testosterone (0.58, P < 0.05)."[2]


Social psychiatry[edit]

"The primary condition of racism refers to the psychological mechanisms and psychiatric problems which arise from this issue of power and will be found in the dominant group."[3]

See also[edit]


  1. "psychiatry, In: Wiktionary". San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Joel Ehrenkranz, Eugene Bliss, Michael H. Sheard (November/December 1974). "Plasma testosterone: correlation with aggressive behavior and social dominance in man". Psychosomatic Medicine 36 (6). Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  3. AW Burke (March 1984). "Is racism a causatory factor in mental illness? An introduction". International Journal of Social Psychiatry 30 (1-2): 1-3. doi:10.1177/002076408403000101. PMID 6706482. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 

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