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Revised Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorders: The DSM-5

About the Course:

This webinar is part of the University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Grand Rounds presentation series. In this informative webinar, Dr. Andrew Saxon will thoroughly discuss the DSM-5 revised criteria for substance use disorders.

This course is based on the , Revised Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorders: The DSM-5 created by Andrew J. Saxon, M.D. in 2013.

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Andrew J. Saxon, M.D.

Andrew J. Saxon, M.D. holds the following positions: Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Director, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) VA Puget Sound Health Care System; and Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington. For more information, please visit:

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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for all behavioral/mental health professionals who are seeking additional knowledge about the prevention and treatment of substance use/misuse/addiction. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the revisions in the DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders.

  2. Describe the terminology and rationale used in the revised DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders.

  3. Describe the criteria that clinicians need to be familiar with in diagnosing substance use disorders using the DSM-5.

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Course Number 102552
1 credit hour
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