8:58 AMDiagnosing Depression and Related Mood Disorders
Diagnosing Depression and Related Mood Disorders
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[i]Instructor: Randy Paterson[/i]
Learn to recognize and understand symptoms of mood problems in light of the latest diagnostic criteria.
This course is designed for healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the mood disorders. The emphasis is on the symptoms and the experience of mood disorders, rather than on causes or treatment strategies. Much of the course is geared toward diagnosis, using the formal manual criteria to evaluate client behavior and reported symptoms in the clinical setting.
Course participants receive a 30-page set of notes in pdf format that review the content of all lectures.
The lectures include:
The Floating Diamond Model - A strategy for parsing the depressive experience into physiological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects. This is useful conceptually for clinicians, patients/clients, and family/friends/supporters.
Major Depressive Episode - Separated into lectures on a) the critical mood-related criteria, and b) the remaining criteria.
Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder.
Nondiagnostic experiential aspects of the depression experience; and an examination of the manner in which symptoms self-perpetuate and magnify one another ("snowballs and reverberations").
Minor depression and dysthymia, or persistent depressive disorder - Including diagnostic criteria for the latter.
Bipolar disorders - Including strategies for diagnosis of manic and hypomanic episodes, bipolar 1 and 2 disorder, and cyclothymia.
Other mood disorders - Including premenstrual dysphoric disorder and the array of "miscellaneous" categories for individuals who do not meet criteria for the primary syndromes.
Epidemiology - A brief consideration of issues such as gender ratio, age of onset, cost of mood disorders to society, and the possibility that mood disorders are increasing in prevalence.
What am I going to get from this course?
Identify the formal diagnostic criteria for each of the major mood disorders, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder (1 and 2), cyclothymia, persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), and the related categories.
Learn strategy for assessing major depressive episode, manic episode, and hypomanic episode.
Learn how the various criteria translate into actual in-office client presentation, and how to make the "line calls" between clinical and subclinical presentations.
Learn the additional non-diagnostic symptoms associated with depressive episodes and major depression, to develop an understanding of the internal lived experience of these disorders.
Learn about the basics of mood disorder epidemiology.
Understand current controversies in the field of mood disorder diagnosis, including:
- Arguments about the utility of diagnosis in guiding treatment decisions.
- The controversy about the elimination of the bereavement exclusion for Major Depressive Disorder in the most recent revision of the diagnostic manual.
- The problems associated with diagnosis of hypomanic episode, particularly in the young, and the apparent trend toward overdiagnosis of bipolar 2 disorder.
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