Learn Psychiatry is a collaborative project by residents and fellows in psychiatry.
We are focusing on topics in child and adolescent psychiatry.
To read the latest articles return to the main page and scroll down.
Note, that while you can edit and leave comments anonymously, the system records your IP address. You need to register if you want to get credit for the article you write. See Copyright section below. Creating an account does not require any identifying information.
Why are we not editing Wikipedia articles?
Wikipedia is a general public reference source based on an encyclopedia model.
Our wiki is indented to be used as a quick clinical reference by doctors specializing in psychiatry.
It is also meant to help doctors study for tests like the PRITE and the Boards; with this in mind, medical education and corresponding reading level is assumed and "high-yield" testable content is emphasized.
Terms, Usage, and Style
- The term "DSM" refers to DSM-5; "DSM-IV" refer to DSM-VI-TR, unless stated otherwise.
- The term "youth" is used in its plural sense, and refers to children and adolescents before their 18th birthday.
- Unlike the style adopted by the DSM, the names of the disorders are not capitalized, e.g. "posttraumatic stress disorder," not "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder."
The content of our wiki is copyrighted, unlike Wikipedia. Read more about it here.
Creating an Account
Due to spaming, you must now be approved by the adminstrator to have access to editing articles and creating new pages. Sorry for the inconvenience and for the delay you will experience if you try to register. You need to email an Administrator by going to his User page from here.
- To edit a page click on the "edit" tab above the text of the article. All the changes are recorded and can be reverted; so do not hesitate to add content you feel is important.
- To leave comments, click on the "discussion" tab.
- When editing, please include only information that can be considered evidence-based medicine, as it is frequently tested and always clinically relevant.
- When creating new articles, please include a category at the end of your article, so that our wiki remains organized. (If you are not sure what that means, add this text [[Category:Content]] to the article you are writing. It will add the article to the "Content" category. You can browse the main content category here.