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DSM-IV Axis III-V

Medical Conditions, Psychosocial & Envt Pblms, Glbl Assmt of Functioning

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What is on Axis III? Medical Conditions
Why are medical conditions on Axis III in the DSM-IV? Medical conditions are reported in relation to management of an individual's mental disorder. It encourages thoroughness in evaluation and corelation between mental disorders and medical conditions.
What is on Axis IV? Psychosocial and Environmental Problems
What are psychosocial and environmental problems? Social or environmental stressors that may impact an individual's functioning. They may be negative events, evironmental difficulty or deficiency, interpersonal stressors, or inadequacy of social support. Positive stressors are noted only if they contri
Why are psychosocial and environmental problems included on Axis IV in the DSM-IV? They affect a person's ability to navigate in daily funcitons
What's on Axis V? Global Assessment of Functioning
What is global assessment of Functioning? An overall evaluation of the client's functioning.
Why is global assessment of functioning included on Axis V of the DSM-IV? It is useful in planning treatment and measuring it's impact, and in predicting outcomes.
Created by: Symphonee5882 on 2008-10-08



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