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Re: DSM-IV axis

Posted by Noa on October 26, 1999, at 21:53:02

In reply to DSM-IV axis, posted by niko on October 26, 1999, at 20:17:57

Geez--you are asking a big question. Try reading "Essential Psychpathology" by Maxman.

As for the Axes, Axis I refers to the notation of most mental disorders not considered to be "personality disorders" (a very controversial topic, by the way)/ long term traits or "developmental disorders" (such as mental retardation, specific learning disorder, etc), which would be noted on Axis II. Axis III is where the clinician would note any relavant medical/physical conditions. Axis IV is to note level of current stressors (based on a scale provided in the DSM), and Axis V is to note highest level of adaptive functioning in the past year(also based on a scale in DSM). Many clinicians only provide an Axis I diagnosis, as this is what is needed for insurance coverage.




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