Advanced Diagnosis course – Nonclinician or student/trainee

All recordings will remain available to you for up to 3 years. The fee is for the entire course, and you will receive an email in response with the course link within 5 business days of booking. All recordings will be made available upon booking for a total of 8 sessions.

This course will not provide CME credit and is appropriate for nonclinicians or students and trainees. Reduced rate provided. Please email to notify us of your student/trainee status.


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This course on Advanced Diagnosis will cover data in clinical research studies for major diagnoses in psychiatry. Clinical research will be examined in both children and adults. DSM and non-DSM approaches to diagnosis and treatment will be explored, and evidence for and against different approaches will be provided using scientific clinical research studies. All discussion will be evidence-based, with direct relation to scientifically sound clinical research studies. Conceptual and historical aspects of psychiatric diagnoses and psychopathology also will be analyzed.

The practice gap that is being addressed is that psychiatric practitioners often do not have extensive knowledge about the scientific or conceptual basis of the most common psychiatric diagnoses. This limited knowledge leads to notable misdiagnosis rates or to misuse of diagnoses. Further clinicians use the DSM system uncritically, and often are unable to think about psychopathology based on the scientific literature primarily, whether or not it correlates with DSM constructs.

The learning objectives are:

  1. To analyze the conceptual assumptions and empirical data underlying major psychiatric diagnoses
  2. To identify and understand the research evidence for and against DSM and non-DSM concepts of psychopathology
  3. To apply the broader knowledge provided in the course to decision-making in clinical practice

Lectures, each about 60 minutes in duration:

  1. Origins and sources of DSM-III to 5
  2. Depressive conditions
  3. Bipolar illness
  4. Schizophrenia and schizoaffective illness
  5. Anxiety states
  6. Attention deficit disorder
  7. Psychopathology: Basic and advanced concepts
  8. Psychopathology Basic and advanced concepts


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