Welcome to PsychDB!

PsychDB stands for Psychiatry Database. It's an original, hand-crafted, psychiatry clinical resource for medical students, residents, and physicians.

I am a psychiatry resident with an interest in medical education, using this site as a teaching tool, and also for my own learning in residency. I update PsychDB frequently as I learn through my training. The goal is to continually update this site with diagnostic criteria, treatment guidelines, medication information, teaching files, new research, and controversies within psychiatry. It tries to be evidence-based by providing references whenever possible.

If you notice any errors, have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me at admin [at] psychdb [dot] com. PsychDB is the work of just one person, and any feedback is appreciated!

There are several key features to PsychDB. The easiest way to begin using them is from the homepage:

  • You'll notice an extensive list of psychiatric and neurologic diagnoses. Each diagnosis has its own page, with diagnostic criteria (DSM-5), epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment recommendations, and resources for both patients and providers.
  • There is also a teaching files section geared towards medical students and residents, which teaches key (and hopefully interesting) psychiatry topics.


This website should not replace clinical judgment/decisions. Read this disclaimer for full details.

PsychDB is powered by DokuWiki and hosted by Dreamhost. Current article count is 428 pages.

Works On Any Browser

This website is mobile-friendly and works as a stand-alone web app as well. Try it out! Try minimizing and expanding the website in your browser, or launch the website on your phone. The content will shrink to the size of your screen appropriately.


Hover your mouse over any heading in an article, and a link icon () will show up (try it above!). This allows you to reference specific sections of PsychDB when you need to refer to it again or if you want to share a specific section of a page.