Psychological Diagnostics II


At the end of the course the student will have the ability to diagnose a disorder and be able to develop a series of differential diagnoses. Will be able to use a current and shared vocabulary for diagnosis.


The course integrates with the Psychological Diagnosis I course. The topics covered concern specific aspects of the diagnosis of disorders as described in the DSM-5 TR.

Topics covered

The DSM 5 TR and its structure;

Developmental age disorders;

Eating disorders;

Addictive disorders;

Schizophrenia spectrum and psychotic disorders;

Bipolar Disorders; 

Neurocognitive Disorders;

Dissociative Disorders;

 Sleep-wake disorders;

Sexual Disorders and Gender Dysphoria.

Preparation for study

At the beginning of the course, the teacher provides a detailed calendar in which the content of all the lessons is explained. The student is invited to read the chapter relating to the lesson in advance so as to be able to make the most of the explanations and examples provided by the teacher.


Multiple choice written exam with a couple of open questions: it is possible to ask for oral integration.


Weiss Roberts L., Louie A.K. (2017) DSM-5 Istruzioni per l’uso. Raffaello Cortina ed.