Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span: Differential Diagnosis of Common Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders
Making psychiatric diagnoses can be overwhelming: Symptoms of common disorders often overlap, and differentiation is key for managing your patient’s condition effectively and compassionately. This session will empower you to sharpen your psychiatric-mental health differential diagnosis skills, using expert guidance and the most up-to-date information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5 th edition. This uniquely structured course is built around four challenging case studies and delves into each patient’s condition, allowing you to practice your new skills as you examine conditions from brief psychotic disorder to autism spectrum disorder. By the conclusion of the course, you will have renewed confidence and the knowledge you need to make the best care choices for your patients.
This presentation includes in-depth information on disorders of the following types:
- Personality and mood disorders
- Substance abuse disorders
- Anxiety, stress disorders, and trauma (e.g., signs of intimate partner violence)
- Pediatric behavioral disorders including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder