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Psychiatry (MBBS): Course Outline

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities

Course Outline


The students will be able to diagnose and manage anxiety and depression, and will refer patients with suicidal ideation, and recognize and refer all others including psychiatric emergencies.

  • Low Mood: Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety (Restlessness, apprehension)
  1. Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  2. Panic Disorders
  3. Phobic Disorders
  4. Acute Stress Disorder
  5. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessions and Compulsions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Aggressiveness
  • Schizophrenia*, Bipolar Disorder and Drug Induced Psychosis
  • Deliberate Self Harm
  • Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms
  • Conversion disorders, Hypochondriasis and Other somatoform Disorders
  • ·Impairment of Memory: Dementia and Delirium
  • ·Intellectual Impairment

Congenital or Developmental (Psych/Paeds) and Acquired

  • Substance Abuse
  • Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco Dependence and others
  • ·Sexual dysfunction
  • ·Sexual deviation
  • Psycho sexual Disorders

Paediatric psychiatry

  • Enuresis
  • Encoparesis
  • Conduct Disorder
  • School refusal
  • Learning disabilities ,Autism and Dyslexia
  • Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Law related to Psychiatry (also in forensic medicine)

Community Mental Health: Integrated with Psychiatry, Community Medicine and Paediatrics and others as needed.

The student should know the indications, contraindications and complications of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments