The department of psychiatry and psychosomatics was founded in 2003. It was organized by the rector’s order in January 2003, and until 2009 was called the «Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology.»

At present, the department is headed by Professor Pogosov Albert Vazgenovich, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Academician of Natural Sciences Academy, and Academician of the Academy of Higher Education of Ukraine. The department has 7 teachers, 3 of which have a degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences, 1 — Candidate of Psychological Sciences.

The department has multidisciplinary structure which includes teaching of 29 disciplines at 5 faculties. It also has a status of graduating department at the Faculty of Clinical Psychology. Classes are held with clinical interns, residents and postgraduate students. Postgraduate studies are also available in the field of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.

Clinical activity of the department is carried out on the basis of Kursk Clinical Neuropsychiatric Hospital and its units (day hospital No.1 and No.2, children’s out-patient department, outpatient department of forensic psychiatry), Regional Clinical Hospital (neurological unit), Kursk Regional Psychiatric Hospital, Kursk Regional Hospital of Addiction Medicine, 3rd City Hospital (units of gastroenterology, cardiology, pulmonology), Regional Perinatal Center.

Research interests of the department are focused on studying clinical, pathogenetic and therapeutic aspects of the various forms of dependence from psychoactive agents, neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders, comorbidity of mental and substance abuse disorders.

Social mission of the department is prevention of substance dependence among young people. The department participates in activities aimed at combating drug addiction and prevention of substance dependence.


Address of the department:

305035, Kursk,

21a Ovechkina str.

Phone No.: (04712) 54-65-60