00867 - Psychiatry

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

No poverty Good health and well-being Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, the student will have knowledge, to the extent of its competence, relating to the field of psychiatry, medical psychopathology, psychosomatic, psychotherapy, psychiatric pharmacotherapy, psychiatric aspects of medical psychology, and social psychiatry

Course contents

Mental State Examination - General Psychopathology

Interview with the patient, techniques and methods of evaluation

Classification of Mental Disorders

Outline of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Psychiatric assistance in Italy, psychiatric legislation

Overview of mental disorders etiopathogenesis: gene environment interaction model

Migration and mental health

Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders spectrum

Eating Disorders

Dementia, organic mental disorders

Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation

Somatoform Disorders

Emergencies in Psychiatry

Psychotropic drugs and psychotherapies


1. DISTURBI MENTALI competenzedi base, strumenti e tecniche per tutti gli operatori, Andewws, Hunt, Jarry, Morosini, Roncone, Tibaldi. Centro ScientificoEditore, 2004 Torino

2. Psichiatria Clinica, applicazioni in medicina generale. Bressi, Invernizzi. McGraw Hill, 2008 Milan

3. ABC of Mental Health, BMJ (online)

c http://www.who.int/mental_health/en/

Teaching methods

lectures screening of clinical cases and role playng

Assessment methods

oral examination : 2 open questions 

Teaching tools

pc, video

Office hours

See the website of Ilaria Tarricone