Extreme Psychiatry | Ex Ψ

Improving communication skills and confidence in psychiatry

Aims

The aims of Extreme Psychiatry are twofold:

1. To challenge stigma in mental illness
2. To make better doctors for our patients



These aims can be broken down further…

In challenging stigma our goals are to:

a. Demystify psychiatry, challenge preconceptions and decrease stigma around mental health
b. Help students overcome any fears about psychiatry attachments and people with mental health problems

In making better doctors, our goals are to:

a. Improve students’ psychiatric and communication skills in any clinical encounter
b. Improve students’ confidence in working with mental illness, irrespective of their ultimate career choice
c. Nurture an interest in mental health and mental illness
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