The DSM IV Axis

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DSM IV Axis Diagnosis

  • Axis I: Primary psychiatric disorders (includes developmental disorders)
  • Axis II: Personality disorders and mental retardation
  • Axis III: Medical conditions (non-psychiatric comorbidities)
  • Axis IV: Psychosocial stressors (primary, social, academic, occupational, legal, financial, etc)

Axis V: Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score Example

  • Axis I: Major Depressive Disorder, recurrent episode; polysubstance abuse
  • Axis II: Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Axis III: Type II DM, HTN, Hep C
  • Axis IV: unemployed, homeless
  • Axis V: GAF - 55