Flashcards in General Deck (12):
What are the 5 DSM diagnostic steps?
Disorder (clinical diagnosis)
Can you have more than 1 disorder listed?
If there is no Disorder, do you list environmental stressors alone?
Do you list all medical issues?
When is Rule out/Provisional used?
Doesn't meet all the criteria but meets most of them
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
What is psychopathology?
study of mental disorders
What approach is used by the DSM?
Descriptive approach (describe symptoms of mental illness)
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)
Does the DSM provide information on treatment?
What is an example diagnosis for Bipolar?
296.42 Bipolar I Disorder, current episode manic, moderate severity, w/mixed features