M. D. in Psychiatry is a Clinical Speciality course offered by the Amrita School of Medicine.
Doctor of Medicine 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, and ethical issues in medicine. It is a three-year postgraduation course and can be pursued by any MBBS holders from a University recognized by Medical council of India. Most psychiatrists practice general psychiatry. Sub-specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Geriatric psychiatry can be conducted after M. D. 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 as counselors.
Duration : Three years **
(** Two years in case of those who have recognized Postgraduate Diploma in the same subject)