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DSM-5: Somatic and Elimination Disorders

DSM-5: Somatic and Elimination Disorders

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DSM-5: Somatic and Elimination Disorders training course

These two chapters in the DSM-5 may have little in common in terms of symptoms, but they are both chapters that include disorders that impact a broad cross-section of the population and include physical symptoms manifesting cognitive and emotional distress. Somatic Symptom Disorder and the other related disorders that are grouped together all focus on disorders that manifest through somatic symptoms. Elimination disorders, typically occurring in childhood, are characterized by elimination of urine or feces that is inappropriate given the individual’s age and level of development. While both of these chapters include disorders with symptoms that likely will lead to a trip to the primary doctor first, all of these disorders have underlying psychological causes that create significant impairment in daily life. This course will discuss diagnostic criteria, primary symptoms, and differentiation between all of the included disorders in both of these categories.

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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
  • Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Florida State Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 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)