DSM-5: The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide
Joel Paris, MD
CE Credit: 5 Hours
Learning Level: Intermediate
This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon.
This CE test is based on the book "The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5®” (2013, 272 pages), a critical review that explores all revisions to the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual and shows clinicians how they can best apply the strong points and shortcomings of psychiatry's most contentious resource. The book uses evidence-based critiques and new research to point out where DSM-5 is right, where it is wrong, and where the jury is still out. The author tackles the question - how can we appropriately classify and diagnose mental disorders and address the complexities of distinguishing a psychiatric 'case' from a 'non-case'? He details a flawed DSM-5 ideologically-based production but encourages us to recognize that while we have to use it, we can still work our way around it. In the end he counsels clinicians to “apply extra caution and follow common sense.”
Course #50-13 | 30 posttest questions
Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).
Disclosure: No commercial support was received for this CE activity.
Joel Paris, MD, is a psychiatrist who is renowned for his research on personality disorders. He obtained an MD from McGill University in 1964, where he also trained in psychiatry. Dr. Paris’ main diagnosis of interest, borderline personality disorder, affects 1% of the population and it is associated with repeated suicide attempts. Dr. Paris’ research program aims to learn more about the causes of personality disorder, how they develop during childhood and adolescence and how patients recover over time. Dr. Paris collaborates with numerous researchers within the McGill network. These collaborations have employed the methods of neuroendocrine challenge, neuropsychological assessment, behaviour genetics and molecular genetics and include studies aimed at the prediction of suicide ideas and suicide attempts in young women. The primary hypothesis is that personality traits (impulsivity and affective instability) will be the predictors of suicidality.