Psychiatry is the field of medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental disorders.

Psychiatrists work with individuals affected by a range of severe clinical disorders. They are employed in various medical-related settings, including hospitals, private practice, community health teams and other organisations. Specialisation is also possible – for example, child, forensic and old age psychiatry.

Psychiatry is primarily an area of specialisation at the postgraduate level. Current areas of research in psychiatry at UNSW include, for example, anxiety and depressive disorders, transcultural mental health, alcohol and drugs, dementia, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, intellectual disability, child sexual abuse, trauma, transcranial magnetic stimulation, neuroimaging, and psychoneuroimmunology.

Studying Psychiatry at UNSW

The Faculty of Medicine ( offers various research programs in Psychiatry. Please refer to the table below for a list of research programs available at UNSW.

Psychiatry can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Stream
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