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Alok Bajpai
Consultant Psychiatrist


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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.

Sl No

Module Name



Brain and Behaviour –approaches

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Imaging
  • electrophysiology
  • Psychology



Diagnostic process in Psychiatry

  • Mental Status Examination1
  • Mental status examination 2
  • Classificatory systems
  • Investigation
  • Psychological testing



Psychiatric Disorders and their treatment-1

  • Organic syndromes
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorders



Psychiatric Disorders and their treatment -2

  • Childhood Disorders-introduction
  • Autism
  • Learning disability
  • ADHD
  • Other disorders



No Specific Courses Required. Basic Knowledge about Brain should suffice.

  1. Synopsis of Psychiatry ?Kaplan and Sadock
  2. Oxford textbook of Psychiatry

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