Psychiatry is a part of medical sciences, and term used for treatment of various mental disorders and this term was first coined by German physician Johann Christian Reil in 1808. In wider terms it means "medical treatment of the mind".
Psychiatrists are doctors who prescribe drugs to patients. This is because psychiatry is related to mental health only whereas psychology is a broader study of behavior and thought processes and works on therapy and not drugs.
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