Student Question Re DSM IV TR Axis I, II etc.

  1. Hi, I'm going through my mental health rotation right now and I've seen references in our reading to DSM-IV-TR Axis I and II and III etc... and am trying to get some clarification as to how this classification system works and what conditions fall under each Axis etc.. Does someone know a website I can go to that would provide me with this kind of information?
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  3. by   Thunderwolf
    This material seems to be getting a little harder since the APA is clamping down somewhat on their material.

    However, you may want to try this:
    http://www.mental-health-matters.com...le.php?artID=1
  4. by   Morgan314
    Quote from mariedoreen
    Hi, I'm going through my mental health rotation right now and I've seen references in our reading to DSM-IV-TR Axis I and II and III etc... and am trying to get some clarification as to how this classification system works and what conditions fall under each Axis etc.. Does someone know a website I can go to that would provide me with this kind of information?
    Axis I: the mental health diagnosis(es)
    Axis II: any personality disorder diagnosis(es)
    Axis III: medical problems (diabetes, GERD, etc) any medical/physical problem that may have any impact on the mental health issues
    Axis IV: issues in current life situation that impacts mental health issues (problems with primary support; economic/vocational/education issues
    Axis V: Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) ranges from 0 (dead or no information to provide) to 100 (not many of us are even close) there is a section in the DSM-IV that explains each number for the GAF.
    hope this helps
  5. by   Catys_With_Me
    Thank you OP for posting! I had the same question, this is perfect!

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