What is the definition of a "shrink" and why do people call them that?!

Question: What is the definition of a "shrink" and why do people call them that!?
I know you cant call an office and say " i wanna make an appointment with a shrink!." so what is the proper name for a shrink and why do people always refer to them as that on hereWww@Answer-Health@Com

"Shrink", a slang term for a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist (derived from the word "headshrinker")

a shrink is the nickname for a psychiartist
A psychiartist is a mental health proffesional who has the ability to prescribe medication (psychologists can't) and other therapies
they are referred to as shrinks because they 'shrink' your problemsWww@Answer-Health@Com

they are councellors or phschologists!.!.!.they help people through issues!.!.!.its just easy!.!.!.when i had to go to one i felt like they put me in a child-like state and thats why i call them that!.!.!.i dont like them muchWww@Answer-Health@Com

i call them that casue it is easy for me to type that the real word and I cannot spell it either!. Www@Answer-Health@Com


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