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Digital Seminar

Anxiety Disorders Using the DSM-5-TR™: Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, and Comorbidities

Margaret Bloom, PhD
1 Hour 36 Minutes
Nov 09, 2022
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This presentation will enhance your ability to effectively assess and diagnose anxiety disorders. Anxiety Disorders, the most common category of mental disorders in the US, are difficult disorders to accurately diagnose. During this presentation you will learn: 

  • Current DSM-5-TR™ diagnostic criteria for the nine specific anxiety disorders plus other mental disorders that present with anxiety symptoms 
  • How to use APA web-based assessment measures 
  • Conduct an efficient differential diagnosis process and consider disorders frequently comorbid with anxiety disorders 

Case studies of anxious clients will be provided so you can practice with differential diagnosis and making a DSM-5-TR diagnosis.   


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 1.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Margaret (Peggy) L. Bloom, PhD, Professor Emerita, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a licensed psychologist and NCC certified counselor. Dr. Bloom is nationally recognized for her knowledge and expertise in assessment, DSM diagnosis, and counselor education. She is past chair and member of the board of directors of the Center for Credentialing & Education (NBCC), an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and past president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Beginning her career as a psychiatric nurse and earning graduate degrees in nursing, counseling and a PhD in counseling psychology, Peggy brings a unique interdisciplinary perspective to each seminar. She has published numerous journal articles and presented professional education seminars across the world on assessment, diagnosis and counselor education.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Margaret Bloom is a partner in Psycho-Pharm-Legal Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Margaret Bloom serves as a guest reviewer for The Clinical Supervisor and as a chair in the peer evaluations corps, Higher Learning Commission. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.


  1. Differentiate anxiety symptoms, the syndrome of anxiety, and DSM-5-TR™ anxiety disorders.
  2. Integrate the steps of differential diagnosis into client’s initial DSM-5-TR™ diagnosis list.
  3. Use APA web-based assessment measures and symptom sorting to identify specific DSM-5-TR™ anxiety disorders and other mental disorders with symptoms of anxiety.
  4. Extrapolate possible comorbid disorders for clients with specific types of anxiety disorders.
  5. Create an accurate diagnosis list with ICD codes, mental disorder names, severity specifiers and other specifiers.


Anxiety Disorders in the DSM-5-TR™ 
  • Brief introduction 
Using the DSM-5-TR™ for Anxiety Disorders Diagnosis 
  • Brief Review of Diagnosis with the DSM-5-TR™ and ICD-10 
  • Web resources 
  • Revisions Relevant for Anxiety Disorders  
Accurate Diagnosis: Using Differential Diagnosis  
  • Differential Diagnosis Case Study 
  • Differential Diagnosis Steps  
Diagnosis of Clients with a Syndrome of Fear and/or Anxiety  
  • Syndromes/Symptom patterns of predominate anxiety  
  • Physiological causes of symptoms of anxiety  
  • Differentiating mental disorders with symptoms of anxiety  
  • Frequent comorbid disorders with anxiety disorders  
  • Diagnosis challenge case: Hunter - Fearful, youngest brother  

Target Audience

  • Psychologists 
  • Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Social Workers 
  • Nurses 
  • Addiction Professionals 
  • Case Managers 

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