iatro-, iater-, -iatria, -iatric, -iatrician, -iatrics, -iatrist, -iatry; -iatricians, -iatrists, -iatries +
(Greek: physician; heal, cure, treat; medical healing)
2. A person who has been educated to understand how the mind influences the behaviour of people and who deals with the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests of intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits: Tracy had a psychometrician who provided an evaluation of her son who was having problems adapting to relationships with other people.
Myrna was concerned about the well-being of her friend; so, she urged Henry to get a referral from his psychiatrist to see a psychometrician who was also a well-known psychologist.
The psychometrician administered several tests the interpretations of which were intended to help her friend understand his psychological problems.
At the end of the assessment period, the psychologist recommended that Henry meet regularly with a psychotherapist.
2. The study of the origin, influence, and control of emotions. This involves investigating the factors both from within and without that alter emotions and motivation. Such analysis provides a basis for judging regression or progression.
3. The medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
2. The branch of medicine concerned with the psychology and psychiatric disorders experienced by senior citizens.
3. Concerning elderly patients who have a psychiatric disorder.
4. A reference to mental illness in old age, commonly denoting a patient or a hospital.
5. The branch of psychiatry concerned with changes in mental functioning associated with old age; and with mental disorders occurring in people over the age of sixty-five.
To focus on an entire neighborhood village at once, new community center facilities were required that allowed for communal meals, play, unstructured time, and other elements of an intentional community.
Doctors and nurses are introduced to children first as playmates, not as supervisors, increasing their trust and likelihood that key information about the sources of their medical issues will be revealed and accurately integrated into their medical needs.
2. Veterinary medicine.
3. The medical treatment of animals in a zoo or menagerie.
2. A reference to any aspect of the study or medical treatment of diseases in animals.