“They asked me questions about what I was doing in school and I just couldn't get the words out...”
Major Depressive Disorder
"The best way I could describe it is just feeling like I was a prisoner of my own mind..."
“I started hearing a voice and I called her my friend because she was there and I needed comfort after my mom died..."
Somatic Symptom Disorder
"I've had fibro mialgia for about 35 years now and the pain had progressively got worse... Fifteen-odd years ago I was going to commit suicide"
The obsession is usually the health and well being of my family. The compulsions change all the time... it could be anything."
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Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5
Created at the Northwestern University School of Medicine, “Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5” employs mental health professionals engaging in psychiatric interviews with actual patients who experience psychiatric disorders. These interviews feature open and honest disclosures as to how these patients are affected by their disorders. The interviews are then followed by round-table discussions with interdisciplinary professionals, whose varying perspectives serve to illustrate how the process of diagnosis actually works.
Produced by the Northwestern University School of Medicine, Dr. John G. Csernansky, and Ira Wohl, “Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5” was created to help practicing clinicians, students, educators, and other to see DSM-5 practices in a real-life environment.
“These videos are very nicely done, timely and useful. They help to fill a void by showing real patients describing their personal experiences with mental illness, just as we would encounter in our practices, in addition to a multidisciplinary discussion that brings different clinical perspectives into the assessment of complex conditions. Not only are these videos useful to practitioners at all levels of their career, they are also enjoyable and interesting to watch.”
Stephen M. Strakowski, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, UC Health Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology & BME University of Cincinnati
“I was truly impressed by the depth and scope of the videos, and also by how interesting and well produced they were. A magnificent effort! This video collection should be greatly helpful to practicing clinicians and trainees in our field. Very nice, interactive way to review the latest changes in DSM V!”
Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman Pat R. Rutherford Chair in Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Executive Director, UT Harris County Psychiatric Center Director, UT Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders UT Health School of Medicine
“Dr. Csernansky’s DSM-5 Program is an excellent resource in helping to understand the DSM-5 philosophy and changes! The Clinical Interviews and Interdisciplinary team discussions are a tremendous help in understanding the process of diagnosis and the process of differential diagnosis. The addition of flashbacks to segments of the Clinical Interviews during the Interdisciplinary team discussions significantly adds clarity as to why certain diagnoses are given. The style of discussion by the Interdisciplinary team members adds to the critical thinking process, as well as reinforcing the concept that people present and experience clinical disorders in different ways. I highly recommend Dr. Csernansky’s DSM-5 Program to any professional or student wanting to better understand Clinical diagnosis according to the DSM-5.”
Ron Sass, M.S., L.P.C.C.
Adjunct Professor Graduate Counseling Program Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville, Ohio