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DSM-5: A Comprehensive Overview

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors

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Price: $59.90

Course Description, Hours: 10

The American Psychiatric Association’s publication, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, has been the industry standard for clinicians, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and policymakers since the original draft was published in 1952. The fifth revision of the Manual, informally known as DSM-5, was published in May 2013. While the Manual has been a valuable tool for decades, it is not without controversy. Ongoing concerns about the reliability and validity of the diagnostic categories exist across the industry, and these concerns have prompted the National Institute of Mental Health to develop an alternate framework for diagnosis and treatment. How these two standards will co-exist remains to be seen. This course will offer an introductory look at the new DSM-5, and emphasis is placed on the manual’s changes and transitions from the 4th edition.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

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Course Syllabus
  1. Introduction
    1. APA
    2. Purpose
    3. History
    4. Previous Revisions
    5. Update Process
  2. Overview of the DSM-5
    1. Background
    2. Development Timeline
    3. Changes from previous versions
    4. Controversy
  3. Organization
    1. Section I: DSM-5 Basics
    2. Section II: Diagnostic Criteria and Codes
    3. Section III: Emerging Measures and Models
    4. Appendix
  4. Insurance Implications
    1. HIPAA-approved coding
    2. ICD-10-CM coding
    3. DSM-IV-TR coding
  5. Diagnostic Recording Changes
    1. Multiaxial
    2. Nonaxial
  6. Controversial Changes
    1. Grief as a Major Depression
    2. Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
    3. Mild Neurocognitive Disorder in Seniors
    4. Somatic Symptom Disorder
    5. Binge Eating
    6. Asperger's
  7. Non-accepted Proposals
    1. Excoriation Disorder
    2. Hoarding Disorder
    3. Pedophilic Disorder
    4. Personality Disorders
    5. PTSD
    6. Schizophrenia
    7. Specific Learning Disorder
    8. Substance Use Disorder
  8. Other Changes
    1. Anxious Depression
    2. Hypersexual Disorder
    3. Parental Alienation Syndrome
    4. Sensory Processing Disorder
  9. Related Organizations
    1. NIMH – RdoC
    2. American Counseling Association
    3. American Mental Health Counselors Association
    4. American Psychiatric Association
    5. British Psychological Society
    6. NAMI
  10. Conclusion

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to help you ...

Describe the history of the DSM.
Describe conditions for further study in the DSM-5.
Explain the limits of the use of the dsm in forensic settings.
Describe categories in the outline for cultural formulation.
critique the new dmdd diagnosis.
Explain the subtypes of neurocognitive disorders.

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