Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry explores the major psychiatric syndromes like psychotic, mood and anxiety disorders, psychological effects of physical diseases, the doctor-patient relationship, human development, patient interviewing, ethical issues in medicine. It is a three-year post graduation course and can be pursued by any MBBS holders from a University recognized by Medical council of India.
National level entrance examinations are conducted for the short listing of candidates for admission into MD (Psychiatry) course in various colleges of India. Most psychiatrists practice general psychiatry. Sub-specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Geriatric psychiatry can be conducted after MD in Psychiatry. The psychiatrists who have completed the course can join any government/private hospital and they can even visit various schools, colleges, industries, prisons, etc., as counselors. Check out the colleges offering the MD (Psychiatry) course in India.