Diagnosing Depressive Disorders

This course defines depressive 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

Our mood shapes our perception of the world and can influence our overall state of happiness and well-being at least as significantly as do the circumstances in which we find ourselves. For those with mood disorders, especially depressive mood disorders, it can be difficult or even impossible to function normally, as the individual experiences episodes of sorrow, lethargy, and lack of energy or excitement about life. This course examines the symptoms and criteria for diagnosis of depressive disorders, including major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. The systems for classifying and coding mental disorders with the DSM-5 and ICD-10 are noted, along with the protocols for adding additional information via specifiers. The course briefly treats the question of differential diagnosis and co-morbidity. <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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