Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Differential Diagnoses (ASD301)

$39.00 (or 3 Credits)

SKU: ASD301 Category:

    Description

    This course is also offered as part of the Autism Across the Lifespan Certificate Package

    Many individuals on the autism spectrum are misdiagnosed with mental health conditions. For the clinician serving clients, questions may arise as to how to flag clients that may be missing a correct diagnosis of autism and how to recognize common related characteristics.

    This introductory to intermediate level course is divided into two parts, each containing videos with audio and pdf versions. The first part, divided into two sections, is presented in an interview format with Dr. Regan as she reviews diagnostic features of autism and four other diagnoses (attention deficit disorder, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and trauma/PTSD). Dr. Regan provides associated charts comparing clinical features and also reviews clinical cases highlighting similarities and differences in presenting features.

    The second part of the course is a presentation about autism within specific clinical populations including those with somatoform features, dissociative episodes, eating disorders, gender diversity, problematic internet use/pathological gaming, and alcohol/substance abuse.

    Resources for clinicians are offered as bonus information which summarize the major differences between disorders, followed by clinical examples. They are not included as part of the course posttest.

    This course is not intended to instruct the clinician on how to make an autism diagnosis. Rather, the content is designed to help equip the clinician to understand how to recognize flags and possible misdiagnoses in order to appropriately refer clients or to engage in further assessment.

    Syllabus

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder
      • Comparison of DSM – 5 Criteria
      • Similarities and Distinctive Features
      • Clinical Examples
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder
      • Comparison of DSM – 5 Criteria
      • Similarities and Distinctive Features
      • Clinical Examples
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Bipolar Disorder
      • Comparison of DSM – 5 Criteria
      • Similarities and Distinctive Features
      • Clinical Examples
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Somatization
      • Prevalence
      • Reasons for Risk of Somatization on the Spectrum
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Dissociative Episodes
      • Prevalence
      • Reasons for Risk of Dissociation on the Spectrum
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Eating Disorders
      • Prevalence
      • Reasons for Risk of Eating Disorders on the Spectrum
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Diversity
      • Prevalence
      • Context of Gender Diversity on the Spectrum
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Problematic Internet Use (PIU) or Pathological Gaming
    • Prevalence
      • Context of PIU/Gaming on the Spectrum
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Substance/Alcohol Abuse on the Spectrum
    • Prevalence
      • Context of Substance/Alcohol Abuse on the Spectrum