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Choose one diagnosis from the Depressive Disorders group

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

Scan Pages 155-188  

  • 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.

Instructions:  Instrument/ Tool criteria:  For each assessment, you are tasked with selecting, you will identify an instrument and:   

List what DSM diagnosis the tool/instrument is used for.   

Identify an assessment/diagnosis instrument.  

  • Appraise a scholarly, peer-reviewed article  that addresses the use of the instrument to support your choice as an  evidence-based instrument for practice.   
  • 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.   
  • 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.   

Discuss the psychometrics/scoring of the instrument, including reliability and validity.   

Discuss any limitations associated with the use of the instrument.  

Include a link to view the assessment if possible.

  1. Use the following template in completing  your portfolio assignments. Your information can be in bulleted format  or just a couple of sentences for each?criterion?listed  above.?However,?you must use APA citations.? You are NOT required to  write this in a paper format.

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