Differential Diagnosis: Identifying Common
Medical Conditions Frequently Misdiagnosed
as Mental Health Problems


The objectives of this course are to provide
the trainee with an overview guide to common
medical conditions that are frequently
misdiagnosed as mental health problems.


When the trainee completes this course,
he or she will:

-Understand the assessment process for
identifying clients with medical illnesses
that appear as mental health symptoms
-Identify depression or anxiety indicating
medical illness
-Understand the bio-physiologic mechanisms
of depression and anxiety caused by medical
-Know the biochemical mechanisms of
-Comprehend the psychological mechanisms of
-Learn frequently encountered physical
illnesses co-morbid with depression
-Know common drugs and medications
causing depression/anxiety

This intermediate level course is primarily
designed for clinicians in the middle stages
of their career, or for clinicians reviewing
basic concepts in this treatment area.

This course was written by Barbara Gulesserian, MSN.
Ms. Gulesserian is a Clinical Nurse Practitioner
with over thirty years of private practice
experience providing psychotherapy to adults
in clinical practice. Ms. Gulesserian has performed
psychotherapy in group and individual practice,
and is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.


Approvals: has been approved by NBCC as
an Approved Continuing Education Provider,
ACEP No. 6071.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit
are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects
of the programs.

As noted on the NBCC web site, "most professional counselor
state licensure boards readily accept NBCC credit
for licensure renewal.", Inc., provider #1104, is approved
to offer social work continuing education by the Association
of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through
the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.

Organizations, not individual courses,
are approved as ACE providers.

State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority
to determine whether an individual course may be accepted
for continuing education credit., Inc. maintains responsibility for this course.

ASWB Approval Period: 11/15/2023 to 11/15/2026.

Social workers participating in this course will receive;
4 clinical continuing education clock hours.

With the notable exception of New York and New Jersey,
ASWB approval is accepted for licensed social workers.

This course is approved for 4 contact hours