Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
CHD 775 Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders 3 sem. hrs.
An overview of the historical and ethical issues, conceptual principles, and current research regarding diagnostic systems used in classifying mental and emotional disorders with special reference to the DSM system. Focus on practice in making differential diagnostic formulations, recognizing signs and symptoms related to diagnostic systems (including the use of the Mental Status Exam), using current DSM and ICD nomenclature, provisional diagnoses and rule outs. Practice in articulating the relationship of biopsychosocial case conceptualization to diagnostic processes. Practice in evaluating the impact of medical and substance use on diagnosis. Consideration of the racial, ethnic and cultural heritage, and social diversity on diagnostic processes, and the appropriate use of diagnostic processes during crisis and disaster events. Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 624, 626, 635, 665,730, 740, and 772.
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