Psychosis, Dissociative Identity Disorder, PTSD, and mental status exams.
Trauma related and psychotic mental health disorder are examined in this course through discussion ad application case studies. This course is designed to introduce students to the current standard used in diagnosing mental disorders, DSM-IV-TR. Students will learn the components of the mental status examination and clinical inquiry necessary to collect sufficient data to utilize the DSMIV-TR effectively. Mindful of the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of each person, students will be challenged to approach the evaluation of individuals with mental and emotional disorders in a holistic fashion. The course will address differential diagnosis and associated disorders of the primary diagnoses in the multi-axial system with a focus on psychosis and disassociation.