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What does DSM-IV stand for?
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual -IV
What is the DSM-IV used for?
to come up with a psychiatric diagnosis
What are the components of coming up with a diagnosis?
there are five components:
AXIS I
AXIS II
AXIS III
AXIS IV
AXIS V
Give a brief explanation for each AXIS?
AXIS I: naming the illness. Main reason for DX is to be able to give meds
AXIS II: Tries to identify the characteristic styles of adaptation. The maladaptive behaviors.
AXIS III: Medical history and current medical condition
AXIS IV: Social worker notes what the psycho-social stressors, problems and their degree.
AXIS V: The GAF: Global Assessment of Function defined. Two numbers: 1st number rates the status of a 1 yr; 2nd number rates status of a 1 mo ago
What else in the DSM-IV helps identify the diagnosis?
The pt's symptoms have to meet the criteria:
# of symptoms match
Frequency of symptoms
Why is AXIS III important to note? 2 main reasons
1) A medical condition may be mimicking the mental condition
2) Psych meds and med condition meds may be antagonistic.
What is the purpose of the DSM IV?
-diagnose
-communicate
-study and treat mental disorders
What other purpose, beside diagnostic, does the DSM IV have?
-Used for coding
-severity and course specifiers
-recurrence
What information is found in the DSM IV?
-diagnostic features
-subtypes
-associated features
-specific culture, age, gender features
-prevalence
-course
-familial patterns
-differential diagnosis