psychiatry vs. psychiatric

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Hi. This sentence is from myself. Do you think I should use " psychiatry " or " psychiatric" ? Thanks

Themore we know about the psychiatric / psychiatry diseases the better we can help psychiatry/ psychiatric patients.
  • Tazzler

    Senior Member
    American English
    For the first, I think you mean "mental disorders" (which I think is the preferred term, though I am not a psychiatrist or a psychologist). For the second I would say "psychiatric patients."


    Senior Member
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Having worked in the field, I am perfectly comfortable with "psychiatric disorders/illness".

    The main difference between the two words is that psychiatry is a noun (rarely if ever used attributively) and psychiatric is the adjective. :)
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