Saturday, January 21, 2012

5 Axis Diagnosis

All 5 axis to make a diagnosis

Axis 1:
-most and least severe
-usually has a date of onset.
- clinically significant effect i.e. effects functioning

Most severe:
schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, anxiety

Least severe:
malingering, adolescent antisocial act, V codes

Axis II:
-if you remeber what goes on axis 2. everything else goes on axis 1

MR, personality disorders, and defense mechanisms

-borderline intellectal functioning

Axis III:
- medical conditions related to mental conditions including hearing and vision problems

Axis IV:
-environmental stressors

Axis X:
GAF- global assessment funtioning
-the higher the number the higher the level of functioning
-highest level of functioning over the last
50 or lower is inpatient admission.

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