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Alternative Taxonomies to the DSM 5 with a Focus on Internalizing Symptoms



Antonia Kaczkurkin, PhD
Alternative Taxonomies to the DSM 5 with a Focus on Internalizing Symptoms - Metal Health Professional Webinar
Thursday, May 04, 2023 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET
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Our current symptom-based classification system, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5), relies on subjectively defined, discrete categories. There is a growing recognition in the field that these diagnostic categories are not carving nature at its joints. Mental health disorders are highly comorbid with one another and studies from epidemiology, genetics, and clinical neuroimaging do not support the current demarcation between the DSM-5 categories. A movement is underway to use data-driven approaches to redefine how we classify mental health disorders.

The purpose of this webinar is to introduce participants to the concerns raised about our current mental health classification system, to become familiar with the research exploring alternative taxonomies, and to understand how this may impact the future classification of internalizing disorders (anxiety and depressive disorders) in particular.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the concerns related to the current conceptualization of mental health disorders under the DSM-5
  2. Learn about alternative taxonomies to classify mental health symptoms
  3. Recognize the implications of this research for the classification of anxiety and depressive disorders
Presenter(s) Biography

Antonia Kaczkurkin, PhD

Antonia Kaczkurkin

Dr. Antonia Kaczkurkin is a licensed clinical psychologist and director of the BRAINS Lab at Vanderbilt University. She received her Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota. She completed her APA-accredited clinical internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania before joining Vanderbilt as an Assistant Professor in Psychology in the College of Arts and Science. Dr. Kaczkurkin’s research focuses on identifying neurobiological markers of internalizing disorders. She integrates multimodal measures such as neuroimaging and psychophysiology to develop a comprehensive understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying anxiety and depressive disorders.

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