SOWK 340 midterm

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5 axes of the DSM-IV
what information goes on in each axis

Axis 1: Clinical disorders
-Disorders with usually obvious symptoms and often the primary focus of clinical attention (anxiety, schizophrenia,
substance abuse, eating disorders)

Axis 2: Personality disorders
-Long-standing problems that might be overlooked when a client has an Axis 1 disorder (mental retardation, personality disorder)

Axis 3: Physical conditions
-Medical conditions or diseases that may be relevant to the understanding, treatment, and management of a person's mental disorder (high blood pressure, pregnancy, brain injury, infection, diabetes)

Axis 4: Psychosocial and environmental problems
-Situations that may have a bearing on the understanding, treatment, and management of a person's mental disorder (lack of family support, lack of housing, unemployment, poverty, life cycle transitions)

Axis 5: Global assessment
A rating of the client's overall psychological, social, and occupational functioning using the Global Assessment of
Functioning (GAF) Scale

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