Multiaxial Diagnosis

Multiaxial Diagnosis is a Psychiatry a mental disorder, the multiaxial approach was used by the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), which provides a more information for the evaluation of whole person; it is the best way for treatment planning and prognosis because it reflects the interrelated complexities of the various biological, psychological, and social aspects of a person′s condition. The DSM uses five different axis in order to rate and evaluate patients. AxisI includes clinical disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. AxisII includes personality disorders and developmental disorders. AxisIII includes medical conditions like brain injury and medical disorders. AxisIV is concerned with psychosocial and environmental conditions. Axis V Global assessment of functioning.

 

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