Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

You are tasked with identifying a standardized assessment instrument/tool to measure one diagnosis from the Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders group.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Scan Pages 481-585


As you will learn throughout the program, the diagnosis of a variety of psychiatric illnesses is not always an easy or straightforward process. Multiple observations and assessment methods are often employed to reach a diagnosis. This approach can include the use of standardized assessment instruments.  This then aids you in defining a treatment plan and choosing specific treatment plans to use in the care of your clients.

You are tasked with identifying a standardized assessment instrument/tool to measure the disorders listed for each week. You will keep these instruments in the form of a “portfolio” that you can use in your clinical practice to assess clients who present with a variety of symptoms.


Instrument/ Tool criteria:

For each assessment, you are tasked with selecting, you will identify an instrument and:

1)List what DSM diagnosis the tool/instrument is used for.
2)Identify an assessment/diagnosis instrument.
3)Appraise a scholarly, peer-reviewed article that addresses the use of the instrument to support your choice as an evidence-based instrument for practice.
4)Evaluate the instrument’s appropriateness for diagnosing the condition it is designed to assess or if the developers of the instrument reported that the instrument is only part of a comprehensive assessment for the disorder.
5)Describe whether or not the instrument can be used to measure patient response to therapy/treatment or if it is strictly for assessment and diagnosis.
6)Discuss the psychometrics/scoring of the instrument, including reliability and validity.
7)Discuss any limitations associated with the use of the instrument.
8)Include a link to view the assessment if possible.

Unit 6 Required Resources
Required Reading
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Barbui, C., Purgato, M., Churchill, R., Adams, CE., Amato, L., Macdonald, G., McCleery, J., Minozzi, S., Sheriff, RS. (2017). Evidence‐based interventions for global mental health: role and mission of a new Cochrane initiative (Links to an external site.). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 4. Art. No.: ED000120. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.ED000120.
Mission Harbor Behavioral Health. (2020). A guide to evidence-based treatment methods (Links to an external site.). <link is hidden> /> Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Evidence-based practices resource center (Links to an external site.). US Department of Health and Human Services. <link is hidden> /> American Occupational Therapy Association. (2020). Mental health evidence-based practice resources (Links to an external site.). AOTA. <link is hidden>
Kids Mental Health Info.com. (n.d.). What are evidence-based practices (Links to an external site.)? Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut. <link is hidden> /> Mental Health America. (2020). Position statement 12: Evidence-based healthcare (Links to an external site.). MHA. <link is hidden>

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