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1

What are the 5 DSM diagnostic steps?

Disorder (clinical diagnosis)
Environmental stressors
Medical conditions
Rule out/provisional
Reasoning

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Can you have more than 1 disorder listed?

Yes

3

If there is no Disorder, do you list environmental stressors alone?

Yes

4

Do you list all medical issues?

Yes

5

When is Rule out/Provisional used?

Doesn't meet all the criteria but meets most of them

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What is the difference between Other Specified Disorders and Unspecified Disorder?

Other specified: chooses TO communicate why criteria is not met

Unspecified: chooses NOT to communicate reasons why criteria is not met

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What is psychopathology?

study of mental disorders

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What approach is used by the DSM?

Descriptive approach (describe symptoms of mental illness)

9

Why use the DSM to diagnose?

improves communication: (common language, communicate lots of info)

validation & hope: (not alone, others survived, treatment)

Understanding: (pathogensis: course of dev, onset)

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Does the DSM provide information on treatment?

No

11

What is an example diagnosis for Bipolar?

296.42 Bipolar I Disorder, current episode manic, moderate severity, w/mixed features

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Example of Depression diagnosis?

300.4 Persistent depressive Disorder, mild severity, with early onset, with pure dysthymic syndrome