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DSM-5: Depressive Disorders

DSM-5: Depressive Disorders

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DSM-5: Depressive Disorders  training course

An entire chapter in the DSM-5 is devoted to depressive disorders. Depressive disorders are among the most frequently diagnosed mental disorders that clinicians are likely to encounter in their practice. However, not only the underlying causes and presenting symptoms but the duration and pervasiveness of the illness and degree of impairment vary greatly. All depressive disorders are characterized by the presence of a sad, empty, or irritable mood with accompanying cognitive and somatic changes that can significantly impair level of functioning. What distinguishes one disorder from another is primarily the duration, timing, and presumed etiology. This course will discuss new diagnoses in depressive disorders found in the DSM-5 as well as both descriptions of and distinguishing criteria for different types of depressive disorders.

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CE Approvals
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
  • American Association of Psychiatric Technicians (AAPT)
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing
  • Texas Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
  • The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • The Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)