Learning Objectives

4.1 Explain what the mental status exam is and how it is used.

4.2 Identify cultural and other considerations used in the assessment of psychological disorders.

4.3 Identify the tests and techniques used in assessing mental illness.

4.4 Discuss diagnostic considerations in approaching psychopathology.

4.5 Explain the significance of the DSM–5 and RDoC in the classification of mental disorders.