NOTE: Algorithms should never replace the clinical judgement of a medical professional. While algorithms are helpful guides, they do not capture the art of medicine and should never be used in lieu of a thorough diagnostic evaluation. This algorithm was derived from DSM-5 Criteria and guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association

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