Psychopharmacology Webinar Series Module 7: Psychopharmacology: Diagnosis and Assessment


In our webinar on Psychopharmacology: Diagnosis and Assessment, we focused on evidence-based assessment and diagnosis of common mental health disorders in children. We explore valid and reliable assessment and screening tools to identify mental health symptoms, and how to use these tools appropriately during the assessment process. We also review other diagnostic information, including medical and family history, physical examination findings, and appropriate laboratory and other diagnostic tests used to assure an accurate diagnosis. We will review the diagnostic process, including the use of the DSM-5. We applied these examples to case studies of both individual diagnoses and concurrent diagnoses to illustrate the importance of thorough and appropriate assessments.