Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: psyche

What Do Psychiatrists Treat if Not the Soul (i.e., the Psyche)?

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The words psychiatrist and psychiatry, along with their counterparts in other languages, have come to mean something that is not reflected in their Greek origins. Would you allow a psychiatrist to treat an illness of the soul (in Greek, ψυχή [psychí]) if he or she couldn’t explain what part of the human person psychiatrists treat?