a person who treats conditions associated with the head
- a psychiatrist and specialist in the legal areas of mental disease
- a person who treats diseases for the mind.
French term for a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or any other practitioner which cares for mentally sick.
This term applies to psychiatrists. In all appropriate matters, an alienist is often asked to testify towards the defendant's mental problem.
"one just who treats psychological infection, 'mad physician,' " 1864, from French ali
(letter.) Person who treats conditions of head.