1. Understanding the various diagnosis in the Bipolar & Related Disorders section of the DSM-5.
2. Understanding and identifying cultural components of the Black community that may or may not be a factor in diagnosing
3. Identifying specific questions to ask during assessment to assist for diagnosing. While this series is focused on the DSM and diagnosing, we will briefly touch on the historical context of addiction and the Black Community and why Black Americans tend to not seek services based on generational information.