by Pravin Shukle, MD, Helen Farrell, MD

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that focuses on the pharmacological and nonpharmacological diagnosis and management of mental, emotional, and behavioral illnesses. In the past, such illnesses were often attributed to spiritual maladies or possessions. Modern psychiatry was developed in the late 19th century to provide a clinical explanation of mental phenomena.

In this course, students will be introduced to the general concepts of every group of psychiatric disorders and forensic psychiatry and taught how to conduct a psychiatric assessment. For optimal comprehension, students are expected to have a good grasp of human physiology, neurological pathology, clinical interrogation and examination, and pharmacology.

All individuals undergo a certain level of psychological distress during a disease process. It is incorrect and unacceptable to describe them as “crazy.” Good knowledge of psychiatry enables competent clinicians to observe behavioral patterns that might hint at deeper psychiatric phenomena, such as depression and anxiety. Moreover, it helps them differentiate between symptoms related to physical maladies and those resulting from mental illnesses. Furthermore, prompt recognition of psychiatric emergencies, such as suicidal ideations or aggression toward others, can ensure the safety of the affected individual and others in the ER.

Course Details

  • Videos 106
  • Duration 10:39 h
  • Quiz questions 412
  • Concept Pages 75


Your Educators of course Psychiatry

 Pravin Shukle, MD

Pravin Shukle, MD

Dr. Pravin Shukle is a board certified specialist in internal medicine and currently works as an Independent Medical Practice Professional in Ontario, Canada.
He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1994.
Dr. Shukle is an avid speaker and performs over 150 special lectures across the nation each year with various audiences ranging from the general public, to nurses, to physicians, to medical specialists.
Within Lecturio, he teaches courses on Pharmacology.

 Helen Farrell, MD

Helen Farrell, MD

Dr. Helen M. Farrell is a board-certified psychiatrist and works in private practice in Boston MA. She obtained her MD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2006. Dr. Farrell served on the Harvard Medical School faculty for over a decade, during which time she was an award-winning lecturer.

Due to her achievements, she is well-published in the field of psychiatry and forensic psychiatry and has appeared as an expert witness in court. She also delivered the TEDx Talk, “Creating Hope for Mental Health” in 2015 and has since contributed to multiple TED-Ed videos on mental health, which have over 30 million collective views.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Farrell teaches courses on Psychiatry.

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Perfect summary!
By Rita C. on 31. May 2023 for Mild and Major Neurocognitive Disorders

Perfect summary! It highlights all the major points to be explored in the matter. Congratulations!

Great Lecture
By Neuer N. on 07. April 2023 for PTSD: Management

Very clear and to the point. But gives understanding from a beginning to an ending which builds an overall picture.

By VISHNU C. on 25. March 2023 for Types and Application of Psychotherapy

goog lecture however felt difficult to understand concepts , if examples with relating explanation might have included,and might have helped me a lot

Great for a general overview
By Katia G. on 10. February 2023 for Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

Quick and very clear overview on the main aspects of schizophrenia