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Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behaviour, cognition, and perceptions. Initial psychiatric assessment of a person typically begins with a case history and mental status examination. Physical examinations and psychological tests may be conducted. On occasion, neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques are used.

Psychiatry Department in Madinah Teaching Hospital (MTH) was started in 2009. Department of psychiatry in Madina Teaching Hospital provides many important services.

This discipline studies the operations of different organs and body systems as classified by the patient's subjective experiences and the objective physiology of the patient.  Psychiatry treats mental disorders, which are conventionally divided into three very general categories: mental illnesses, severe learning disabilities, and personality disorders. While the focus of psychiatry has changed little over time, the diagnostic and treatment processes have evolved dramatically and continue to do so.

Treatment within the psychiatry department in Madina Teaching Hospital is conducted on an interdisciplinary basis, e.g., with mental health counsellors, nurses, psychologists, public health specialists, radiologists or social workers.

In Madina teaching hospital, the psychiatry department works as a team. Professor Dr Tariq Rashid heads the department, and we are also clinical psychologists. The combined treatment of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy has become the most common mode of psychiatric treatment in current practice, but contemporary practice also includes a wide variety of other modalities.

It has generally been considered a middle ground between neurology and psychology because psychiatry and neurology are deeply intertwined medical specialties, unlike other physicians and neurologists, psychiatrists specialize in the doctor-patient relationship and are trained to varying extents in the use of psychotherapy and other therapeutic communication techniques.

Psychiatrists also differ from psychologists in that they are physicians and have post-graduate training called residency (usually 4 to 5 years) in psychiatry; the quality and thoroughness of their graduate medical training is identical to that of all other physicians. Therefore, psychiatrists can counsel patients, prescribe medication, order laboratory tests, order neuroimaging, and conduct physical examinations.

A large number of psychiatric disorders have been identified. Common psychiatric disorders we see every day in our surrounding include:

  •  Depression
  • Dissociative disorder
  • Somatisation  (MUS)
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality disorder

News & Events

  • 2021-08-10


The University of Faisalabad always emphasizes maintaining sustainability in the environment. Following Prime Minister Imran Khan "Monsoon Plantation Drive" The University of Faisalabad also initiated Tree Plantation Campaign on 10th August 2021

  • 2021-06-30


Department of Community Medicine, UMDC in collaboration with Anjuman-e-Insdad Manshiat and Anti Narcotics Force Punjab arranged an awareness seminar on “Drug abuse prevention among youth” in Health Sciences wing of TUF

  • 2021-06-14


Department of Pathology, UMDC has been celebrating World Blood Donors Day on every 14th June under the flag of The University of Faisalabad for many years. The basic purpose of observing this day is to make the general population aware about the demand of blood donation

  • 2022-03-21

World Oral Health Day Observed in MTH

World Oral Health Day is marked annually on 20th March to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Oral Health awareness program was organized at Dental Clinics, Madinah Teaching Hospital.

  • 2022-03-26

Newborn Screening for Various Clinical Disorders

Awareness seminar on “Newborn Screening for Various Clinical Disorders”

  • 2022-04-29

Annual Sports Festival 2022

Annual Sports Festival 2022

  • 2022-04-01

Cultural Day at UMDC

Cultural Day 2022 at University Medical & Dental College

  • 2022-04-11

Another feather in the cap of UMDC

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  • 2022-04-20

World Malaria Day 2022

Malaria is a disease of poverty and results in poverty. In an effort to control and prevent malaria in the community, The Department of Community Medicine in collaboration with the District Health Authority Faisalabad organized the “World Malaria Day” seminar on 20th April 2022. World Malaria Day 20...

  • 2022-05-31

World No Tobacco Day

Department of Community Medicine, UMDC in collaboration with PINUM Cancer Hospital Faisalabad organized seminar on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day. Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Rector The University of Faisalabad appreciated the efforts of the community medicine department for this aware...

  • 2022-06-02

Prize Distribution Ceremony UMDC, Sports Gala 2022

Prize Distribution Ceremony UMDC, Sports Gala 2022

  • 2022-06-27

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Drug abuse remains one of the biggest threats to health and the society in general. It's one of the major issues that the world is struggling with and which need to be completely eliminated from the society. To mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Department of Comm...

  • 2022-09-01

Dengue Awareness Week

Dengue Awareness Week

  • 2022-09-02

Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar

It is estimated that each year more than 83,000 cases of breast cancer are reported in Pakistan. Approximately 40,000 women die every year due to this deadly disease. In Pakistan, one in nine women develops breast cancer at some stage of their lives. Every year, thousands of females lose their lives...

  • 2022-11-03

Workshop on professional CV writing

A workshop was held on “Professional CV Writing and Interview Skills” on 3rd November 2022 at University Medical and Dental College.

  • 2022-11-03

UMDC Flood Donation Drive Appreciation Event

To appreciate the efforts of students who actively took part in the UMDC flood donation drive, letters of appreciation were awarded by the worthy Principal UMDC Prof Dr Aamir Ali Ch, Vice Principal Prof Dr Akram Malik & Prof Dr Khalid Ch.

  • 2022-11-01

Pharmacology Expo 2022

Innovative teaching methods are paramount in modern society. Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, organized Pharmacology Expo 2022 to cater the digital age and blended learning so that students discover their own way of learning rather than go by the book.

  • 2022-10-26

Workshop on Work Life Balance

Since it was coined, the term "Work-Life Balance" has always been a topic of debate among professional intellectuals. As said by Stephen Covey, "The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. "Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid (HOD Dermatology) conducted a workshop.

  • 2022-11-20

Graduates Awarded Degrees at 8th Convocation of UMDC

The University of Faisalabad held its 9th Convocation and 8th of University of Medical & Dental College on 20th November at which 1367 students from various disciplines were awarded degrees, Saleem (gold), Mukhtar (silver) and Amin (bronze) medals were awarded to brilliant students for their outstan...

  • 2023-05-26

Seminar on “DNA Analysis in Crime Detection”

Seminar on “DNA Analysis in Crime Detection” Department of Forensic Medicine, University Medical & Dental College organized a seminar on “DNA Analysis in Crime Detection”.

  • 2023-06-08

Unveiling the dark side: The hidden dangers of Illegal Organ Transplantation

An awareness seminar on “Unveiling the dark side: The hidden dangers of Illegal Organ transplantation” was organized in University Medical & Dental College on 8th June.

  • 2023-06-08

Dental Camp at SOS Children’s Village

A dental camp was organized by the Department of Community Dentistry, UMDC in SOS Children’s Village, Faisalabad on 8th June.

  • 2023-07-28

Seminar “Prevention and Management of Viral Hepatitis”

Hepatitis Awareness Society, UMDC under the umbrella of Department of Gastroenterology, Madinah Teaching Hospital organized a seminar on “Prevention and Management of Viral Hepatitis” in context of World Hepatitis Day.

  • 2023-08-29

Dental check-up and awareness camp at Beaconhouse School

For community service, an outreach dental camp was held in the Beaconhouse School (Primary and Middle campus) by the Department of Community Dentistry, UMDC on 29 August, 2023.

  • 2023-10-19

Seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness

Each year, Pakistan reports over 83,000 cases of breast cancer, with approximately 40,000 women succumbing to this lethal ailment. A striking statistic reveals that one out of every nine women in Pakistan will experience breast cancer at some point.

  • 2023-11-17

UMDC's 9th Convocation Marks Two Decades of Academic Excellence, Honors 169 New Doctors

University of Medical & Dental College (UMDC) celebrated its 9th Convocation on 17th November marking two decades of academic excellence and honoring 169 graduates, a milestone moment in the institution's history.

  • 2023-12-21

Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention among Youth

The Department of Community Medicine, UMDC in collaboration with Anjuman-e-Insdad Manshiat and the Anti-Narcotics Force Punjab, orchestrated an awareness seminar titled "Drug Abuse awareness and Prevention among Youth".

  • 2024-02-15

UMDC Marks the Commencement of 21st MBBS Batch with Orientation Day

Ali Auditorium of University Medical and Dental College echoed enthusiastically as the institution hosted its 21st MBBS batch Orientation on February 15.

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