Before you start your mental health rotation you should probably pay some thought to the concept of mental illness stigma.


MHPOD have put together a series of learning resources, some of which are free, and the rest might be accessible through your institution. A good basic free one is Mental Health Histories and Mental State Examination (worth a look before you even start your rotation).

There are also some learning modules from the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists aimed at international medical graduate level, that are useful for medical students on Post traumatic stress disorderDrugs and alcohol abuseBorderline personality disorder and Bulimia Nervosa.

Watch some short videos about the psychopharmacology of antipsychotics and antidepressants.

For a broader selection of videos focusing on psychiatry on Youtube, check out Medical Reel’s playlist.

Mental Health Act comments from amboFOAM are interesting.

A couple of useful psychiatry links from a neurologist’s perspective. Also NurseWithGlasses, a passionate mental health worker has created 20 Commandments for when you’re on the job.

For some Australian guidelines, look to RANZCP’s links.

Psychiatry of Old Age

Western Australia Centre for Health & Ageing have an interacting learning module on depression in the elderly.

To follow psychiatry news on twitter search the hashtag #InnoPsy.