NPTEL: Psychiatry - An overview

This course is intended for medical students both UG and PG (from any speciality) as an introduction to Psychiatry and other mental health issues. It will be useful for Psychology and Neurosciences students too as it provides an overview of Psychiatric illnesses and their treatment as well as the biological /psychological basis of behavior.


MODULE 1 - Brain and Behaviour –approaches
- Neuroanatomy
- Neurophysiology
- Imaging
- electrophysiology
- Psychology

MODULE 2 - Diagnostic process in Psychiatry
- Mental Status Examination1
- Mental status examination 2
- Classificatory systems
- Investigation
- Psychological testing

MODULE 3 - Psychiatric Disorders and their treatment-1
- Organic syndromes
- Schizophrenia
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive disorders

MODULE 4 - Psychiatric Disorders and their treatment -2
- Childhood Disorders-introduction
- Autism
- Learning disability
- Other disorders

1 Student
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Provider NPTEL
Language English
Hours 2-3 hours a week
Calendar 4 weeks long

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