From King Dictionary of Contemporary English psychiatric psy‧chi‧at‧ric / ˌsaɪkiˈætrɪk◂ / ●●○ adjective MP relating to the study and treatment of mental illness a psychiatric hospital a psychiatric nurse Charles was suffering from a psychiatric disorder . (=mental illness ) — psychiatrically / -kli / adverb Examples from the Corpus psychiatric • Some have shifted their focus to other psychiatric disorders, such as eating disorders. • psychiatric evaluation • After psychiatric evaluations found that he was competent to stand trial, Harwood pleaded guilty July 16 to second-degree murder. • She was in a psychiatric hospital last night. • In psychiatric hospitals, the countywide average stay has plummeted from 22 days five years ago to 13 days now. • Consequently, they have continued to dominate the style of psychiatric practice in many districts. • And in our psychiatric rehabilitation centres for men and women of all ages recovering from mental illness. • The court heard that 5 psychiatric reports had been prepared at Broadmoor. • And psychiatric treatments consist these days primarily of drugs, psychotherapy, and shock treatments. psychiatric disorder • About 30 percent use injection drugs, and 33 percent have a psychiatric disorder. • Special considerations: there was no indication that the appellant was suffering from psychiatric disorder. • This is particularly important in the case of people with serious behavioural problems or continuing florid symptoms of psychiatric disorder. • A history of psychiatric disorders also could contribute, some researchers believe. • Sadly, too, psychiatric disorders are still viewed by many people with suspicion and prejudice. • Those with serious psychiatric disorders, especially depression with serious suicidal ideation or significant impairment of insight. • But what defines any psychiatric disorder is the combination of symptoms and how long they last, not one particular symptom. • Some have shifted their focus to other psychiatric disorders, such as eating disorders.