GMC, Cog Dis, & Sub Abuse

GMC Cog Dis, - Disorders due to a General Medical Condition Cognitive Disorders Substance Abuse Lets Rule Out what it is NOT Overview Rule out(R/O

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Disorders due to a General Medical Condition, Cognitive Let’s “Rule Out” what it is NOT!
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Overview “Rule out” (R/O) brain damage (GMC/Cognitive Disorder) or substance intoxication -medical causes require medical intervention (not psychological) -influence of the medical model Usefulness of the multi-axial system (Axis 3)
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Framework Characterized by the presence of mental symptoms that are judged to be the direct physiological consequence of a General Medical Condition (GMC) Code the medical condition on Axis III & mental symptoms on Axis I Reason for this category is to indicate
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General Medical Conditions Delirium Due to a GMC Dementia Due to a GMC Amnestic Disorder Due to a GMC Psychotic Disorder Due to a GMC Mood Disorder Due to a GMC Anxiety Disorder Due to a GMC Sexual Dysfunction Due to a
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Cognitive Disorders Brain damage can result in symptoms that look like psychological conditions Code on both medical (Axis 3) and psychological (Axis 1) Extent of deficits seen after brain damage are determined by how one functioned before the damage occurred Different types/causes: focal & diffuse
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to [Indicate the General Medical Condition] A. Disturbance of consciousness (i.e., reduced clarity of awareness of the environment) with reduced ability to focus, sustain, or shift attention. B.
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course PS 371 taught by Professor Brody during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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GMC Cog Dis, - Disorders due to a General Medical Condition Cognitive Disorders Substance Abuse Lets Rule Out what it is NOT Overview Rule out(R/O

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