How do you write a DSM-5 differential diagnosis?

How do you write a DSM-5 differential diagnosis?

The process of DSM-5 differential diagnosis can be broken down into six basic steps: 1) ruling out Malingering and Factitious Disorder, 2) ruling out a substance etiology, 3) ruling out an etiological medical condition, 4) determining the specific primary disorder(s), 5) differentiating Adjustment Disorder from the …

What is the significance of differential diagnosis in DSM?

A differential diagnosis means that there is more than one possibility for your diagnosis. Your doctor must differentiate between these to determine the actual diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.

What are the DSM 5 disorders?

Some examples of categories included in the DSM-5 include anxiety disorders, bipolar and related disorders, depressive disorders, feeding and eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and personality disorders.

What does rule out mean in DSM?

Usually, the phrase ‘rule out’ is meant to supplement a principal diagnosis or ‘reason for visit’ (see DSM for these phrases). By this I mean that the clinician is fairly certain they have a principal or ‘firm’ diagnosis in mind, but that another disorder has to be ‘ruled out’ in order to be certain.

What are the possible differential diagnoses?

whereas others are serious and require immediate medical attention.

  • Headaches. Headaches are a common issue.
  • Stroke. Stroke requires prompt diagnosis and treatment.
  • What are the DSM 5 substance use disorders?

    The DSM 5 recognizes substance-related disorders resulting from the use of 10 separate classes of drugs: alcohol; caffeine; cannabis; hallucinogens (phencyclidine or similarly acting arylcyclohexylamines, and other hallucinogens, such as LSD); inhalants; opioids; sedatives, hypnotics, or anxiolytics; stimulants (including amphetamine-type substances