DCoE July Webinar Explains Changes to Diagnosis Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
By Diana Moon, DCoE Public Affairs on July 18, 2013
An Army psychiatrist listens as a service member explains a problem. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Kemp)
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its next webinar, “DSM-5: Revisions and Implications Related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT) July 25.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) provides standard common language to classify mental disorders. The fifth revision of DSM, referred to as DSM-5, (published May 2013) includes changes to the diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder. Based on research and various DSM-5 task forces, revised definitions include a broader range of symptoms with criteria more specific to PTSD and related diagnoses.
One of the biggest changes the newly released document holds for the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD is its change in classification from “anxiety disorders” to “trauma and stressor-related disorders.”
In this webinar, the featured speaker will:
- Articulate changes to the DSM-5 approach to mental disorders compared to DSM-IV
- Describe key changes in clinical definitions
- Explain changes to the PTSD definition and supporting research
- Charles W. Hoge, M.D.
Office of the Surgeon General neuropsychiatry research consultant
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research senior scientist
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center staff psychiatrist
All professionals who care for service members are encouraged to attend, including service members and their families. Register now or review further information.
Continuing education credit is available from Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.
Contracted companies are responsible for their employee development and training. Contractors should review their respective scope of work or personnel qualification guidelines to ensure they meet minimum requirements. The authority for training of contractors is at the discretion of the chief contracting official. Currently, only those contractors with a relevant scope of work or with commensurate contract language are permitted in this training.
Please NOTE: Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) July 22. Register before the deadline to be eligible to receive continuing education credit for attending this webinar.
Upcoming 2013 webinars:
- Aug 15 — Traumatic Brain Injury 101
- Sep 26 — Evidence-based Treatment for Depression and Suicidal Behavior
- Oct 24 — Sexual Trauma, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault in the Military
Follow us on Twitter@DCoEPage during the 2013 webinars for live tweeting. Use #DCoEWebinar to join the conversation.
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