Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptation related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatry got its name as a medical specialty in the early 1800s. For the first century of its existence, the psychiatry with severely disordered individuals confined to hospitals. These patients were generally psychotic, severely depressed or suffered with dementia, brain tumors, seizures, hypothyroidism and many more we would now recognize as medical. The treatment was rudimentary, often harsh and generally ineffective at ancient times. By the turn of the 20th century, the neurologist Sigmund Freud published theories on the unconscious roots of some of these less severe disorders, which he termed psycho-neuroses. Freud developed psychoanalysis to treat these neurotic patients. However psychiatry soon became in providing this treatment. Thus, Psychoanalysis first became the treatment for psychiatric outpatients. It also created a split in the field, between biological psychiatry and psychotherapy, which continues to this day.
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