Are you interested in Continuing Ed on these DMDD Articles?

March 30th, 2016

The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology is currently offering free access to a special issue with journal articles related to Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder.

Would you be interested in getting CE credits for reading some or all of these articles? If there is interest I would create some quiz questions for the articles and make them available for CE credits. Let me know by email if you’re interested: toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com

I plan to read the articles, but I thought they might be interesting to offer for CE credits. I’m trying to decide if it is something others might be interested in taking as a CE course. If I have enough people reply/ send me an email to toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com then I’ll write up quiz questions for the articles and turn them in to a CE course or courses. Just let me know if you would be interested in taking a course based on these articles sometime over the next year or so, thanks

Todd

PsychContinuingEd.com, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PsychContinuingEd.com maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. At least we’re approved until the end of July, 2017; I haven’t officially decided for sure whether we’re going to re-apply for APA approval after that. I did re-join APA this year around the end of January contrary to what I thought I was going to do in December 😉

I just copied and pasted some of the articles in the issue here:

Special Issue on Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, Guest Editor

Editorial

From the Editor-in-Chief’s Desk free access
Harold S. Koplewicz
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 89-89.
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Perspective

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: Where Did It Come from and Where Is It Going free access
Gabrielle A. Carlson
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 90-93.
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Original Articles

Sociodemographic and Clinical Features of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: A Chart Review free access
Evren Tufan, Zehra Topal, Nuran Demir, Sarper Taskiran, Uğur Savci, Mehmet Akif Cansiz, Bengi Semerci
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 94-100.
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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Symptoms and Association with Oppositional Defiant and Other Disorders in a General Population Child Sample free access
Susan D. Mayes, James D. Waxmonsky, Susan L. Calhoun, Edward O. Bixler
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 101-106.
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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder at Ages 13–18: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey—Adolescent Supplement free access
Robert R. Althoff, Eileen T. Crehan, Jian-Ping He, Marcy Burstein, James J. Hudziak, Kathleen R. Merikangas
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 107-113.
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Loss of Temper and Irritability: The Relationship to Tantrums in a Community and Clinical Sample free access
Gabrielle A. Carlson, Allison P. Danzig, Lea R. Dougherty, Sara J. Bufferd, Daniel N. Klein
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 114-122.
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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in a Community Mental Health Clinic: Prevalence, Comorbidity and Correlates free access
Andrew J. Freeman, Eric A. Youngstrom, Jennifer K. Youngstrom, Robert L Findling
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 123-130.
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Longitudinal Associations Between Preschool Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Symptoms and Neural Reactivity to Monetary Reward During Preadolescence free access
Ellen M. Kessel, Lea R. Dougherty, Autumn Kujawa, Greg Hajcak, Gabrielle A. Carlson, Daniel N. Klein
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 131-137.
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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified: Fraternal or Identical Twins? free access
Mary A. Fristad, Hannah Wolfson, Guillermo Perez Algorta, Eric A. Youngstrom, L. Eugene Arnold, Boris Birmaher, Sarah Horwitz, David Axelson, Robert A. Kowatch, Robert L. Findling, the LAMS Group
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 138-146.
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Prevalence and Correlates of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Among Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder free access
Rachel H.B. Mitchell, Vanessa Timmins, Jordan Collins, Antonette Scavone, Adam Iskric, Benjamin I. Goldstein
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 147-153.
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The Effectiveness and Tolerability of Central Nervous System Stimulants in School-Age Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Across Home and School free access
Raman Baweja, Peter J. Belin, Hugh H. Humphrey, Lysett Babocsai, Meaghan E. Pariseau, Daniel A. Waschbusch, Martin T. Hoffman, Opeolowa O. Akinnusi, Jenifer L. Haak, William E. Pelham, James G. Waxmonsky
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 154-163.
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Prevalence and Treatment Outcomes of Persistent Negative Mood Among Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Aggressive Behavior free access
Joseph C. Blader, Steven R. Pliszka, Vivian Kafantaris, Colin Sauder, Jonathan Posner, Carmel A. Foley, Gabrielle A. Carlson, Judith A. Crowell, David M. Margulies
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Mar 2016, 26(2): 164-173.
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Advanced Pediatric Psychopharmacology

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Medical Records File Reviews & IME’s

March 26th, 2016

Every Sunday I send out a newsletter to psychologists and physicians who are interested in medical records file review work and/or independent medical examinations. I talk about referral sources and relevant news items and resources.

If you’re interested in learning more about supplementing your income with medical records file reviews or IME’s; why not check out my website at http://www.reviewsandIMEs.com and sign up for the newsletter?

We’re also building a community of psychologists and physicians who network together and share resources and leads related to file review and IME work. If you’re interested you should join these free groups on LinkedIn and Facebook; the links are below:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8494036

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reviewsandimes/

Thanks again,

Todd

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A Letter to PsychContinuingEd.com, LLC customers

March 8th, 2016

Hi, I wanted to thank you for having been a customer at PsychContinuingEd.com, LLC in the past (an online continuing education provider). In case you haven’t heard already I wanted to let you know that we’re likely not going to renew our APA sponsor approval status when it expires at the end of July, 2017 (not this summer but next summer). I haven’t completely ruled it out but since there is a high likelihood I thought it would be best to give you as much advanced notice as possible. If you want CE credits for any course that you’ve purchased or will purchase before then you should complete the course before the end of July, 2017. Yes, there is still time to take 10 of the 15 courses by Dr. Barkley for the Certificate of Advanced Training in ADHD, get 15 CE for $69 by answering true/false questions on the DSM-5 or to take any of our other courses (but not endless time).

I would like to apologize for not really being the continuing education sponsor you deserve. Many of you have been good friends and colleagues and have repeatedly asked me when I was going to get some more courses up. Meanwhile, I made the choice to not devote time to developing CE courses and a few things I put out I probably rushed out too quickly. While we could leave the current courses up forever, they are starting to become a bit dated and it can be pricey to lease a server to put them on.

So, I’ve decided to switch gears. I’m now writing a blog at www.psychology.news geared primarily toward psychologists but other people may enjoy some of the posts as well. I’ve also been working on 3 new publications (one of which started as a CE course truthfully that I never quite finished); you can learn more about those on my recent blog post (including how you can get a bunch of referral sources for records review work that psychologists and physicians can do during times they aren’t seeing patients); I’m also writing a free weekly email newsletter for psychologists and physicians interested in medical records reviews and IME’s. You can learn more about all of that here: http://psychology.news/news/2016/03/07/what-ive-been-up-to-lately-medical-records-reviews-and-imes/

Anyway, if you have thoughts or questions let me know

Todd

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P.S. Sometimes our Moodle has been automatically un-enrolling people from courses after a certain amount of time and this is a bug we haven’t been able to fix; if you’ve purchased a course in the past that you can no longer get access to but you want access to it just email me at toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com and I’ll fix it for you.

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The Certificate of Advanced Training in ADHD

March 4th, 2016

Yes, there is still time to obtain The Certificate of Advanced Training in ADHD by completing any 10 of the 15 ADHD lectures from Dr. Russell Barkley on our site.

If you’re not sure you want to purchase one or more of the lectures (they are $49 per course in order to get CE credits), you can go to Dr. Barkley’s ADHD lectures website and check them out there first.

If you have questions let me know, thanks

Todd

Todd Finnerty, Psy.D.
toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com

1 CE RE: Social Security Disability Exam Guidelines

February 25th, 2016

The Free Referral Source of the Month on my new blog talks about my work on Social Security disability claims (I’m also writing a book you can learn about).

To celebrate I thought I’d add our first new course in a couple of years (sorry about that). If you take the time to review the guidelines for Social Security disability’s consultative examinations (CE’s) you’ll get 1 CE credit ($25). It is as simple as that.

Remember you’ll want to complete the course before the end of July, 2017 because I’m not offering any guarantees that we’re going to re-apply for APA approval status after that.

If you have questions let me know: toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com

If you want to purchase and take the course it is here. The course is called “Social Security Disability Consultative Examinations.” You can also find a link in the course and on my other blog Psychology.news giving you the exact people to contact in your area to start getting referrals for Social Security disability evaluations (or if you want to start reviewing records at a disability determination service).

Thanks again,

Todd

Todd Finnerty, Psy.D.

PsychContinuingEd.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PsychContinuingEd.com maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Psychological Evaluations of the Bariatric Patient (Free Video)

February 23rd, 2016

I have been seeing a lot of questions related to pre-surgical evaluations in various locations lately which reminded me of a free resource we posted on YouTube. You can watch our bariatric surgery course online for free (though if you want the CE credit for watching it you have to pay $29). The video Psychological Evaluations of the Bariatric Patient (Full Course Video) is online at YouTube. My wife Jennifer, who is a primary care psychologist and is ABPP board certified in Health Psychology, recorded the presentation.

Learn more about conducting a bariatric surgery psychological evaluation and get 1 hour of CE credit for $29 by watching the video presentation and taking the quiz. The video contains a narrated lecture from psychologist Jennifer Finnerty, Psy.D., ABPP with PowerPoint slides. There are no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Due to the growing prevalence of obesity and recent research linking weight loss surgery with a “cure” for Type II diabetes, there is an increasing demand for bariatric surgery and the required psychological evaluations. The role of the psychologist as a behavioral medicine expert is an invaluable resource to the surgical team. The completion of bariatric psychological examinations in a competent and ethical manner is key.

Following the completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Identify three components of a psychosocial interview for a
bariatric psychological evaluation.
2. Identify four sources of information to be utilized for a
bariatric psychological evaluation.
3. Identify two ethical issues related to the completion of
bariatric psychological evaluations.

You can purchase the continuing education credits and take the quiz here.

PsychContinuingEd.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PsychContinuingEd.com maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

In addition, a book that has come highly recommended is Presurgical Psychological Screening: Understanding Patients, Improving Outcomes

Thanks, I hope everyone is doing well;

Todd

P.S. if you are interested in some of my other projects (including posts on my blog describing a different referral source each month), please head over to http://www.psychology.news. I’ll be posting the next “Referral Source of the Month” later this week.

The APPIC Internship Match 2/19/2016

February 18th, 2016

Thank you again to everyone who has supported PsychContinuingEd.com, LLC over the years. We’ll keep the lights on until at least the end of July, 2017. So if you’re doing the ADHD courses, or the DSM-5, or the couples course or any of the books, etc. you have plenty of time under our APA approval status.

If you’re a psychologist who has enjoyed my speaking out related to APA-accredited internships, well I just published a new post on my new blog about match day (you know, that annual rite of passage we try not to think about); let me know what you think about it after you read it here: http://psychology.news/news/2016/02/19/movie-review-of-the-purge-match-day-massacre-appic/

Thanks,

Todd

Todd Finnerty, Psy.D.

6 CE for helping fools who fell in love

February 13th, 2016

You can get 6 CE credits at PsychContinuingEd.com for a video presentation on Evidence-Based Psychotherapy with Couples.

We recorded a 6 hour presentation that took place here in Columbus, OH from couple expert Nathan Tomcik, Ph.D.; you can purchase the video and watch it online on our site. There are free samples available on YouTube of the presentation as well.

If you are interested in Couple Therapy you may also be interested in listening to a podcast I recorded with one of the founders of Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (a third wave CBT approach to couple therapy); Dr. Andrew Christensen. You can listen to that for free on YouTube.

Thanks, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

P.S.: if you haven’t checked it out yet, could you go to my new blog at www.Psychology.news and then drop me an email at toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com and let me know what you think? If you have any questions or ideas you could send those too. Thanks for your help. If you like the blog perhaps you could share it with others.

Test Yourself on the DSM-5 (and get CE credits)

February 5th, 2016

Test Yourself on the DSM-5 (and get CE credits)

These questions were designed to guide your learning about changes and important points in the DSM-5. You can get 15 CE credits for only $69 by taking this quiz at PsychContinuingEd.com. You enter your answers to the quiz questions online in our Moodle. Note: these questions are copyright PsychContinuingEd.com, LLC. They may not be sold or used for continuing education purposes by other companies without permission. However, you are welcome to distribute the questions to others free of charge provided that you do not modify them. If you have questions call Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. (330)495-8809 or email toddfinnerty@toddfinnerty.com. You can get a PDF version or a Word version on our website as well.

Question1: Bipolar I Disorder, “most recent episode mixed,” is in DSM-5 (pg. xvi)
Answer: True False

Question2: DSM-5 continues to refer to cluster A, cluster B and cluster C personality disorders (pg. xxxii)
Answer: True False

Question3 : The DSM-5 includes a complete description of the underlying pathological processes for most disorders (pg xli)
Answer: True False

Question4 : The DSM-5 includes both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes (xli)
Answer: True False

Question5: Mental disorders always fit within the boundaries of a single categorical disorder (pg. xli)
Answer: True False

Question6 : WHODAS 2.0 was provided in section III “to replace the more limited Global Assessment of Functioning Scale.” (pg. xliii)
Answer: True False

Question7: A too-rigid categorical system does not capture clinical experience or important scientific observations (pg. 5)
Answer:True False

Question8: “Clinical expertise” is required to differentiate disorders from “normal life variation and transient responses to stress.” (pg. 5)
Answer:True False

Question9 : The existence of 2 (ICD & DSM) major classifications of mental disorders hinders the collection and use of statistics and the design of clinical trials (pg. 11)
Answer: True False

Question10: The DSM-5’s organizational structure reflects the anticipated structure of ICD-11 (pg 12)
Answer: True False

Question11: Internalizing disorders have prominent anxiety, depressive and/or somatic symptoms (pg 13)
Answer: True False

Question12: The boundaries between normality and pathology for specific symptoms or behaviors are the same no matter what culture we are talking about (pg. 14)
Answer: True False

Question13: “other specified disorder” and “unspecified disorder” replace the “not otherwise specified” (NOS) designation (pg. 15)
Answer: True False

Question14: The multiaxial system is no longer recommended for use in DSM-5 (pg. 16)
Answer: True False

Question15: The GAF had conceptual clarity and ideal psychometrics in routine practice (pg 16)
Answer: True False

Question16: The relative severity and valence of individual criteria and their contribution to a diagnosis require clinical judgment (pg 19).
Answer: True False

Question17 : The criteria sets in section II represent the full range of mental disorders throughout the world (pg 19)
Answer: True False

Question18: Most section II disorders must also meet the definition of a mental disorder on pg 20
Answer: True False

Question19: A mental disorder is an expectable or culturally approved response to a common stressor or loss
Answer: True False

Question20: Per DSM-5, a diagnosis is equivalent to a need for treatment (pg 20)
Answer: True False

Question21: Clinical utility for the assessment of clinical course and treatment response was the most important standard for the DSM-5 disorder criteria (pg 20)
Answer: True False

Question22 All disorders include course, severity and descriptive features specifiers (pg. 22)
Answer: True False

Question23 The DSM-5 lists both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes but ICD-10-CM should not be used in the USA until 10/1/2014 (pg 23)
Answer: True False

Question24 Impairments, abilities and disabilities vary widely within each diagnostic category (pg 25)
Answer: True False

Question25 (pg “29”) ICD-10-CM codes are shown in parentheses in section II
Answer: True False

Question26 Neurodevelopmental disorders do not have an onset in the developmental period (pg. 31)
Answer: True False

Question27 The term “Mental Retardation” was NOT replaced by Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder) (pg 33)
Answer: True False

Question28 Severity specifiers for Intellectual Disability in DSM-5 are based solely on IQ test scores (pg 33-36)
Answer: True False

Question29 The standardized testing of adaptive functions has nothing to do with diagnosing intellectual disabilities (pg 37)
Answer: True False

Question30 Adaptive functioning involves adaptive reasoning in three domains: conceptual, social and practical (pg 37)
Answer: True False

Question31 Memory and problem solving have nothing to do with the conceptual domain of adaptive functioning (pg 37)
Answer: True False

Question32 The practical domain (pg 37) includes personal care and self-management of behavior
Answer: True False

Question33 (pg 49) Autism spectrum disorder is the primary diagnostic consideration for individuals presenting with social communication deficits
Answer: True False

Question34 (pg 50) Severity of autism spectrum disorder is based on social communication “impairments” and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior
Answer: True False

Question35 (pg 53) Manifestations of autism spectrum disorder vary greatly depending on the severity of the autistic condition, developmental level and chronological age; hence, the term spectrum
Answer: True False

Question36 Having an intellectual disability or language impairment is irrelevant to the prognosis of autism spectrum disorder (pg 56)
Answer: True False

Question37 ADHD requires that inattentive or hyperactive-impulsive symptoms are present prior to age 12 (pg. 60)
Answer: True False

Question38 Anyone over age 17 must have more than six symptoms in order to meet criteria for ADHD (pg 59-60)
Answer: True False

Question39 Adult recall of childhood ADHD symptoms is always very reliable (pg 61)
Answer: True False

Question40 A substantial proportion of children with ADHD remain relatively impaired in to adulthood (pg 62)
Answer: True False

Question41 (pg 64) Most children who have Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder will also meet criteria for ADHD, which is diagnosed separately.
Answer: True False

Question42 Specific learning disorder has multiple specifiers (pg 67)
Answer: True False

Question43 A tic is a sudden, rapid, recurrent, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization (pg 81)
Answer: True False

Question44 Delusions are always of the same theme and can be changed easily (pg 87)
Answer: True False

Question45 Diminished emotional expression and avolition are 2 negative symptoms that are particularly prominent in schizophrenia (pg 88)
Answer: True False

Question46 (pg 104) About 20% of individuals with schizophrenia die by suicide
Answer: True False

Question47 (pg 119) Catatonia may range from marked unresponsiveness to marked agitation
Answer: True False

Question48 Bipolar II disorder is a “milder” condition than Bipolar I (pg 123)
Answer: True False

Question49 Bipolar I disorder includes “current or most recent episode mixed” pg 126-127
Answer: True False

Question50 Manic episodes are distinct periods of at least 1 week (pg 127); hypomanic episodes are 4+ days (pg 132)Answer: True False

Question51 Bipolar disorders may account for 1/4 of all completed suicides (pg 131)
Answer: True False

Question52 In individuals with severe irritability care must be taken to apply the diagnosis of bipolar disorder only to those who have had a clear episode of mania or hypomania (pg 132)
Answer: True False

Question53 Symptoms of a substance induced bipolar disorder develop during intoxication or withdrawal (pg 142)
Answer: True False

Question54 Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder was added in DSM-5 in order to address concerns that bipolar disorder in children wasn’t being diagnosed enough (pg 155)
Answer: True False

Question55 Temper outbursts in Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) must be inconsistent with developmental level, occur 3 or more times per week and the child must be persistently irritable between outbursts (pg 156)
Answer: True False

Question56 Individuals who meet criteria for both DMDD and ODD should only be diagnosed with DMDD (pg 156)
Answer: True False

Question57 (pg 157) In DSM-5 the term bipolar disorder is explicitly reserved for episodic presentations and not for severe, non-episodic irritability
Answer: True False

Question58 Children with severe, non-episodic irritability should be diagnosed with bipolar disorder under DSM-5 (pg 157)
Answer: True False

Question59 The onset of DMDD is before age 10 and the diagnosis can only be made for the first time between ages 6 and 18 (pg 156-157)
Answer: True False

Question60 Children should be diagnosed with both DMDD and intermittent explosive disorder (pg. 160)
Answer: True False

Question61 Pg 162 includes a “chronic” specifier for Major Depressive Disorder
Answer: True False

Question62 Persistent Depressive Disorder, pg 168, “represents a consolidation of DSM-IV defined chronic major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder.”
Answer: True False

Question63 Neuroticism (Negative Affectivity) has no impact on the long term outcome of persistent depressive disorder (pg 170)
Answer: True False

Question64 The functional consequences of persistent depressive disorder can be as great or greater than major depressive disorder (pg 170)
Answer: True False

Question65 If the criteria for both major depressive disorder and persistent depressive disorder are met, only persistent depressive disorder is diagnosed (but an additional specifier for MDD can be used) pg 171
Answer: True False

Question66 Premenstrual dysphoric disorder symptoms are present in the week prior to the onset of menses (pg 171)
Answer: True False

Question67 Premenstrual syndrome and PMDD are the same thing (pg 174)
Answer: True False

Question68 (pg 180) Depressive disorder due to “another” medical condition is caused by the direct pathophysiological consequences of “another” medical condition
Answer: True False

Question69 (pg 184) High levels of anxiety have been associated with higher suicide risk, longer duration of illness, and greater likelihood of treatment nonresponse
Answer: True False

Question70 (pg 184-185) The criteria for the “mixed features” specifier includes irritability and anxious distress
Answer: True False

Question71 Fifty percent of “postpartum” major depressive episodes begin prior to delivery and the DSM-5 uses the collective term “peripartum” (pg 186)
Answer: True False

Question72 The prevalence of a winter-type seasonal pattern of depression increases in higher latitudes (pg 188)
Answer: True False

Question73 Fear is related to an imminent threat while anxiety is anticipation of future threat (pg 189)
Answer: True False

Question74 Anxiety disorders can be differentiated by the types of situations that are feared or avoided and the content of the associated thoughts or beliefs (pg 189)
Answer: True False

Question75 Agoraphobia is the same diagnosis as panic disorder (pg 217)
Answer: True False

Question76 Individuals with social anxiety disorder often have anticipatory anxiety that is focused upon upcoming social situations in which they must perform or be evaluated by others (pg 225)
Answer: True False

Question77 Obsessions are repetitive behaviors the individual is compelled to perform (pg 235)
Answer: True False

Question78 25% of OCD cases start by age 14 (pg 239) and 25% of males with OCD have an onset before age 10
Answer: True False

Question79 Hoarding disorder includes difficulty discarding possessions resulting in a congestion and cluttering of living areas (pg 247)
Answer: True False

Question80 PTSD and adjustment disorders are in the same chapter in DSM-5 (pg 265)
Answer: True False

Question81 Social neglect is a diagnostic requirement for both reactive attachment disorder and disinhibited social engagement disorder (pg 265)
Answer: True False

Question82 PTSD cannot be acquired by learning that traumatic events occurred to a close friend (pg 271)
Answer: True False

Question83 The duration of Acute Stress Disorder is 3 days to 1 month after trauma exposure (pg 281)
Answer: True False

Question84 Adjustment disorders can be diagnosed for “normal bereavement.” (pg 287)
Answer: True False

Question85 Symptoms of adjustment disorder can persist for longer than 6 months after the stressor or its consequences have terminated (pg 287)
Answer: True False

Question86 Dissociative Identity Disorder may be described in some cultures as an experience of being possessed (pg 292)
Answer: True False

Question87 Over 70% of outpatients with Dissociative Identity Disorder have never thought about suicide (pg 295)
Answer: True False

Question88 The term “Somatoform Disorder” continues to be used in DSM-5 (pg 309)
Answer: True False

Question89 Somatic symptom disorders can accompany diagnosed medical disorders and not just in individuals with medically unexplained symptoms (pg 309)
Answer: True False

Question90 Illness anxiety disorder entails a preoccupation with having acquired a serious illness despite no more than mild somatic symptoms (pg 315)
Answer: True False

Question91 The Crude Mortality Rate for anorexia nervosa is approximately 5% per decade often because of medical complications (pg 342)
Answer: True False

Question92 (pg 352) Rates of improvement are consistently worse for individuals with binge-eating disorder compared to bulimia nervosa
Answer: True False

Question93 Enuresis should be diagnosed in kids under 5 (pg 355)
Answer: True False

Question94 There are no “biological validators” embodied in the DSM-5 sleep-wake disorders classification (pg 362)
Answer: True False

Question95 ADHD and obstructive sleep apnea cannot co-occur (pg 382)
Answer: True False

Question96 Gender dysphoria refers to the distress that may accompany the incongruence between one’s experienced or expressed gender and one’s assigned gender (pg 451)
Answer: True False

Question97 Oppositional defiant disorder includes angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior and/or vindictiveness (ph 462)
Answer: True False

Question98 ODD is much more severe than Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (pg 465)
Answer: True False

Question99 Conduct disorder includes a specifier “with limited prosocial emotions.” (pg 470)
Answer: True False

Question100 Pyromania is not a DSM-5 diagnosis (pg 476)
Answer: True False

Question101 Gambling disorder and substance use disorders are included in the same DSM-5 chapter (pg 481)
Answer: True False

Question102 Substance use disorders occur in a broad range of severity based on the number of symptom criteria endorsed (pg 484)
Answer: True False

Question103 “Addiction” is omitted from the DSM-5 in favor of the more neutral “substance use disorder” because of the negative connotation associated with addiction (pg 485)
Answer: True False

Question104 Headache is the hallmark feature of caffeine withdrawal (pg 506)
Answer: True False

Question105 There are no symptoms of withdrawal possible with cannabis (pg 511)
Answer: True False

Question106 Yawning is a symptom of opiod withdrawal (pg 548)
Answer: True False

Question107 Vivid, unpleasant dreams are a symptoms of stimulant withdrawal (pg 569)
Answer: True False

Question108 (pg 587) “Many individuals with gambling disorder believe that money is both the cause of and the solution to their problems.”
Answer: True False

Question109 The primary clinical deficit in Neurocognitive Disorders (NCD) is in cognitive functioning and (pg 591) has been acquired (rather than developmental)
Answer: True False

Question110 The Neurocognitive Disorders include cognitive domains which can be observed and assessed (pg 593)
Answer: True False

Question111 Major Neurocognitive Disorder of mild severity and mild neurocognitive disorder are both included in the DSM-5 (pg 605)
Answer: True False

Question112 (pg 645) The personality disorder material in section II of the DSM-5 represent an update of text associated with the same criteria found in DSM-IV-TR
Answer: True False

Question113 When personality traits are maladaptive and cause significant functional impairment they constitute personality disorders (pg 647)
Answer: True False

Question114 (pg 647-649) Antisocial personality disorder can be diagnosed in individuals under age 18
Answer: True False

Question115 Antisocial personality disorder requires a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years (pg 659)
Answer: True False

Question116 Paraphilic disorders are in DSM for “two main reasons:” they’re relatively common, and some entail actions that “because of their noxiousness or potential harm to others, are classified as criminal offenses.” (pg 685)
Answer: True False

Question117 Pedophilic disorder can be diagnosed in individuals younger than 16 (pg 697)
Answer: True False

Question118 Individuals with transvestic disorder report a desire to be the other gender and typically dressed as the other gender as a child (pg 704)
Answer: True False

Question119 (pg 713) Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome has no pathognomic symptoms
Answer: True False

Question120 (pg 715) V codes in ICD-9-CM will generally become Z codes in ICD-10-CM
Answer: True False

Question121 V codes are mental disorders (pg 715)
Answer: True False

Question122 Malingering is a V (Z) code in DSM-5 (pg 726)
Answer: True False

Question123 Diagnostic criteria for borderline intellectual functioning, including a required range of IQ test scores, are provided on pg 727.
Answer: True False

Question124 Section III includes proposed disorders for future study (pg 728)
Answer: True False

Question125 “A dimensional approach depending primarily on an individual’s subjective reports of symptom experiences along with clinician’s interpretation is consistent with current diagnostic practice” (pg 733)
Answer: True False

Question126 The WHODAS 2.0 assesses disability across 6 domains and may be completed at regular intervals to track change over time (745-746)
Answer: True False

Question127 Racial categories and constructs have varied widely over history and across societies (pg 749)
Answer: True False

Question128 The alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorders in section III includes a personality disorder- trait specified (pg 761)
Answer: True False

Question129 (pg 773) The personality trait model in Section III includes 5 broad domains of personality trait variation and 25 specific personality trait facets
Answer: True False

Question130 The personality trait model is operationalized in the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5) (pg 774)
Answer: True False

Question131 (pg 779-781) includes definitions of DSM-5 personality disorder trait domains and facets
Answer: True False

Question132 Internet Gaming Disorder, included for further study, includes other recreational and social internet use as well as specifically refers to “offline” video games not connected to the internet (pg 795-796)
Answer: True False

Question133 Individuals remain at high risk for a suicide attempt and death in the 24 months after a suicide attempt (pg 801)
Answer: True False

Question134 pgs 817-831 of DSM-5 includes a glossary of technical terms
Answer: True False

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Please nominate Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. for APA President-elect

February 1st, 2016

If you’re an APA member the ballots to nominate someone to run for APA President should be in your email inbox today. If you’ve found any joy in what I’ve written over the years when running for president in the past, I ask that you take a brief moment to please nominate me to run again. I think advocacy for all psychologists, including those who didn’t have APA-accredited internships, is important. I also think it is important to speak out against wasting national resources on prescription privileges.

Thank you again,

Todd