Do the following diagnoses belong in the DSM-5? – Research Submission by Michael C.LaFerney

Email Address of First Author:
mclaferney@hotmail.com

 

Authors:
Michael C.LaFerney

 

Title of Publication:
Do the following diagnoses belong in the DSM-5?

 

Year of Publication:
2019

 

Sources of Funding (ex: NIH, VARR&D)
Elite/ Advance for Nurses

 

Affiliations:
Quincy College

 

Journal Citation Information:
https://www.elitecme.com/resource-center/nursing/specialties/mental-health/do-the-following-diagnoses-belong-in-the-dsm-5/

 

Type of Study (select one)
Demographic/Survey Results

 

Number of Human Subjects:
Patients who have suffered more than one vasovagal syncopal episodepp

 

Gender (select one)
Male & Female

 

Ages of Subjects (select one)
Adult

 

Special characteristics of studied population (example: veterans, English learners, cancer survivors, African Americans).
patient with hx of syncopal episodes

 

Briefly, what did you do (maximum 500 characters)?
We looked at the similarity of panic disorder to vaso-vagal syncope and and after talking to patients found that triggers for both events are similar. ( faulty cognition/phobic precursors) A literature review finds psychiatric treatment is more effective than cardiology followup.

 

Briefly, what were your main findings (maximum 500 characters)?
Many patients and even health professionals view fainting or vaso-vagal syncope as solely a medical issue and are not aware of the psychiatric elements and ways psychiatric treatment can be helpful. Using psychiatry can help those patients who suffer from frequent fainting spells and should be a front line treatment provider. Should it be listed in the DSM -5?

 

How is this information relevant to members of the general public (maximum 500 characters)?
A literature review finds psychiatric treatment is more effective than cardiology / medical followup. Many patients go untreated when evidence suggest mental health treatments, as systematic desensitization, cognitive therapy and medications can be effective.
https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/64403/psychiatric-approach-vasovagal-syncope

https://www.elitecme.com/resource-center/nursing/specialties/mental-health/do-the-following-diagnoses-belong-in-the-dsm-5/

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