Diagnosing Addictive Disorders

This course defines addictive disorders as portrayed in DSM-5 and the ICD-10 with various characteristics, diagnoses, co-morbidities, and differential diagnoses acted-out in scenarios with reference to the diagnostic numbering scheme of the ICD-10.

About this course

This course defines addictive disorders as those which activate the brain's reward system, inducing individuals to continue problematic use and behaviour whether or not they recognise it as a problem. The differences between the coding systems for the DSM-5 and the ICD-10 are explained and each category of addictive substance is discussed in terms of use disorders, intoxication, and withdrawal, which are delineated. The groups of addictive disorders examined are those related to: alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, sedative/hypnotic/anxiolytic substances, hallucinogen-related substances, inhalants, opioids, stimulants, tobacco, and the non-substance-related disorder of pathological gambling. <p>&nbsp;</p> <b>DSM-5-TR update:</b> While this video discusses mental conditions in terms of how the diagnosis would be treated in the DSM-5, the current iteration of the DSM is the DSM-5-TR. However, the clinical material discussed in this video is still current.
Duration 1 hour
Format video
Type introductory
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter Alexander Street Press

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