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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 the famous faculty of Psychiatry, Dr. Praveen Tripathi 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.

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Most Important Topics in Psychiatry for NEET-PG




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


Structural and topographical theory of mind, abreaction, dream work, defence mechanisms, defence mechanisms in psychiatric disorders


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.


Recommended Books for Psychiatry

Our Experts and the toppers recommend the following book for the preparation of Psychiatry: 

“Review of Psychiatry” by Dr. Praveen Tripathi

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