- Multiaxial Psychiatric Diagnosis
The DSM-IV organizes its diagnoses according to a five-axis system with each axis representing a different aspect of the disorder
The Five Axes
Axis I: Clinical disorders including major mental health diseases
Axis II: Personality disorders and intellectual delay
Axis III: General medical conditions relevant to diagnosis
Axis IV: Psychosocial and environmental problems
Axis V: Global assessment of functioning (GAF) score from 0-100
Because of copyright issues, we cannot include the scoring details of the DSM-IV's GAF.
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