Lecture%202%20-%20DSM-IV%20Diagnosis%20and%20Assessment

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DSM-IV: Diagnosis and Assessment Classification & Assessment
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What is Assessment? Definition: the process of gathering information and drawing  conclusions about the traits, abilities, emotional functioning, and  psychological problems of an individual, generally for use in developing  a diagnosis and treatment plan Gather as much information as we can about the client’s symptoms Feelings, behaviors, and thoughts Duration of the problem Disruptiveness, etc.
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What is Diagnosis Definition: the process of determining whether the particular behavior  displayed by the individual meets all of the criteria for a specific  psychological disorder Purpose: helpful in determining psychological profiles, etiology,  treatment, and prognosis How are diagnoses made?
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual  of Mental Disorders (DSM) Diagnosis before 1980 1948: a section on classification of mental disorders added to  ICD 1952: the American Psychiatric Association published first  DSM (DSM-I) 1968: DSM-II published 3 major changes Problems persisted with DSM-III and DSM-III-R (1987) DSM-IV (1994) & DSM-IV-TR (2000)
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DSM-IV-TR Current manual/guide for diagnosis of disorders Provides lists of features (symptoms) required for  diagnosis Takes an a-theoretical approach Does not explain origins of disorder Problems persist
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Multi-axial Approach Axis I: Clinical Disorders and other conditions that  may be a focus of clinical attention Axis II: Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation Axis III: General Medical Conditions Axis IV: Psychosocial and Environmental Problems Axis V: Global Assessment of Functioning Scale
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PSYCH 350 taught by Professor Conger during the Spring '10 term at Purdue.

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