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Important Topics in Psychiatry for NEET-PG

Nov 9, 2018

Important Topics in Psychiatry for NEET-PG

Psychiatry is the toughest in short subjects group. It needs a thorough understanding otherwise you’ll have to scratch your brain to solve the questions. With a view to make your preparation more effective for Psychiatry, we approached India's leading Psychiatry faculty to cast some light on the important topics of Psychiatry which will prove to be helpful for you for upcoming NEET-PG & other PGMEE examinations.

Most Important Topics in Psychiatry for NEET-PG

Topics Sub-Topics
BASICS Mental status examination, higher mental functions, levels of insight
Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders Schneiderian First Rank Symptoms, Epidemiology of schizophrenia, negative symptoms, prognosis, side effects of antipsychotics, delusional disorder, capgras and fregoli syndrome (including images)
Mood disorder Atypical depression, cognitive theory of depression, cognitive triad, Tricyclic antidepressants and their side effects, treatment of bipolar disorder, Lithium, suicide, risk factors for suicide, post part depression
Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders Differential diagnosis of panic disorder, criterion of obsessions, treatment of OCD, PTSD, conversion disorder, stages of death and dying
Substance-related and Addictive disorders Criterion for dependence, withdrawal symptoms of alcohol, wenicke’s korsakoff syndrome, withdrawal symptoms of opioids, maintenance treatment of opioids, management of tobacco dependence, varenicline
Organic mental disorders symptoms of delirium, alzheimer disease neuropathology, Mini mental status examination
Personality disorders Personality traits, Borderline Personality disorder, Obsessive compulsive personality disorder, Type A, B and D personality
Eating disorder Difference between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
Sleep disorder EEG findings in stages of sleep, narcolepsy, parasomnias
Sexual disorders Gender identity disorder, premature ejaculation, diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction
Child Psychiatry Management of ADHD, clinical diagnosis of autism, tic disorder including tourette’s syndrome
Psychoanalysis Structural and topographical theory of mind, abreaction, dream work, defence mechanisms, defence mechanisms in psychiatric disorders
Miscellaneous Electroconvulsive therapy, cognitive development stages, operant conditioning
Properly preparing the above-mentioned topics will definitely help you to overcome the barrier of Psychiatry and boost your score in the upcoming NEET-PG exam. Also Read: Depression - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment - NEET PG Psychiatry Best Wishes Team PrepLadder
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