Why are Psychiatrists called 'shrink's? How did the 'nick' name start?

  1. DowntroddenInDC profile image85
    DowntroddenInDCposted 5 years ago

    Why are Psychiatrists called 'shrink's? How did the 'nick' name start?

  2. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    I think it started with the phrase 'head shrink,' referring to the ability of a psychiatrist to get into people's heads.

 
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