• Course level: Beginner


Psychiatry focuses on mental health. Psychiatrists diagnose, treat, and help prevent emotional and behavioral disorders such as anxiety attacks, depression, and hallucinations. Psychiatrists employ a variety of treatment modalities including psychotherapy, psychosocial interventions, and medication.

This guide includes information on how to become a psychiatrist, including educational requirements, licensure, salary expectations, specialty areas, and much more. Although many psychiatrists establish a private practice, they work in a variety of settings, depending on their area of expertise.

Becoming a psychiatrist takes years of rigorous study. Psychiatrists are medical doctors, which means they go to medical school after earning their undergraduate degrees. They have to complete a residency, undergo two or more years of supervised practice, and meet other requirements for licensure, which vary among states.

Join us in this Psychiatry course 

What Will I Learn?

  • Behavioral Science. In this course students learn about the biochemical, pharmacological, and physiological aspects of behavior.
  • Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.
  • Psychopathology.
  • Social Context of Mental Health and Illness.
  • Understanding the Brain (Neurobiology)

Topics for this course

14 Lessons


Mood Disorders00:00:00
Anxiety Disorders00:00:00
Psychotic Disorders00:00:00
Impulse Control and Eating Disorders00:00:00
Personality Disorders00:00:00
Somatic Symptom Disorders (Somatoform Disorders)00:00:00
Dissociative Disorders00:00:00
Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders00:00:00
Sleep-Wake Disorders00:00:00
Child Psychiatry00:00:00
Neurocognitive Disorders00:00:00
Psychiatry Review Questions (Set One)00:00:00
30 £

Enrolment validity: Lifetime