The Psychiatry is the branch of the Medicine that deals with the study and treatment of the disorders of the mind and with the behavior in the human beings.
The mind, or “Psyche” for the former Greeks, is usually defined as the part of the person who includes the thoughts, feelings and the function of willing.
The psychiatrist deals with the treatment of mental illness.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is an American association of psychiatrists. The APA was founded in 1921. Previously there was the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane (AMSAII) founded in 1844 in Philadelphia by a group of American psychiatrists.
Every so often was held a World Congress of Psychiatry. The First World Congress of Psychiatry was held in 1950 in Paris.
(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)