MBBS Psychiatry Syllabus

MBBS Psychiatry Syllabus

Syllabus of Psychiatry

S.No Topic Domain

Hours

1 Introduction and classification of Psychiatric disorders, Concept of psychiatric disorders; need for classification; types of classification e.g. atheoretical, symptom – based; introducing the International Classification of Diseases ((ICD) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM); major categories of psychiatric disorders; diagnosis of organic disorders. Nice to know 1 hour
2 Schizophrenia: Epidemiology, clinical features, subtypes, diagnosis, overview of aetiology, course, treatment –pharmacological, role of ECT. Must know 1 hr
3 Bipolar disorders: Epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, overview of aetiology, course, treatment – pharmacological. Must know 1 hr
4 Depression: Epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, overview of aetiology, co-morbidity with organic disorders, course, treatment – pharmacological. Must know 1 hr
5 Anxiety neurosis, phobia and OCD: Types of anxiety disorders; phobia, OCD, clinical features and epidemiology; diagnosis, differential diagnosis; overview of aetiology; course; treatment – pharmacological and non-pharmacological. Must know 1 hr
6 Hysterical neurosis (Conversion and Dissociative disorders) Epidemiology, clinical picture, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, aetiology, prognosis, treatment. Must Know 1 hr
7 Somatoform disorders: Type of somatoform disorders, clinical features, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, prognosis Must Know 1 hr
8 Drug and Alcohol dependence: Concept of abuse and dependence, epidemiology of alcohol and opiate dependence; clinical features, withdrawal symptoms including complicated withdrawal, psychosocial complications, aetiology, outcome, treatment Desirable to know 1 hr
9 Personality disorders: Concept of personality disorders, epidemiology, classification, assessment, overview of clinical features, aetiology, and prognosis. Nice to know 1 hr
10 Psychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence, Classification of childhood psychiatric disorders, epidemiology, clinical features, aetiology, assessment. Desirable to know
11 Counselling and psychological therapies Counselling process, skills, different counseling approaches, behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy and its applications. Nice to know 1 r
12 Psychological testing What are psychological tests, standardization, reliability, validity, intelligence test, personality test, application. Nice to know 1 hr
13 Psycho-sexual disorders. Nice to know 1 hr
14 Psychiatric emergencies including suicide. Desirable to know 1 hr
15 Organic mental disorder like delirium Desirable to know 1 hr
16 Learning (different types) memory (Types of memory, cause of forgetting etc.) Nice to know 1 hr
17 Psychiatric interventions like ECT, rTMS, Desirable to know 1 hr
18 Psychotropics drugs Desirable to know 1 hr
19 History of Psychiatry and issue of stigmas regarding mental illnesses Desirable to know 1 hr
20 Difference between normal and abnormal behaviour. Doctor-Patient relationship and communication skills Nice to know  1 hr

REFERENCES :

Syllabus Books

  1. Niraj Ahuja’s Text-book on Psychiatry
  2. Oxford Psychiatry
  3. Kaplan Sadock text book of Psychiatry
Admission 2017