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Multiaxial Model
Axis 1: Clinical Disorders
Other Conditions that may be a focus of Clinical Attention
Axis 2: Personality Disorders
Mental Retardation
Axis 3: General Medical Conditions
Axis 4: Psychosocial and Environmental problems
Axis 5: Global Assessment of Functioning

When an axis cannot be diagnosed at this time write "diagnosis defered" in that space
Axis 1: Clinical Disorders
Other Conditions that may be a focus of Clinical Attention
For reporting all the various disorders except personality disorders and MR (axis II).

-Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood or adolescence (except MR)
- Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic, and other cognitive disorders
-Mental disorders due to general medical condition
-Substance related disorders
-Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
-Mood disorders
-Anxiety disorders
-Somatoform disorders
-Factitious Disorders
-Dissociative Disorders
-Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
-Eating Disorders
-Sleep Disorders
-Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified
-Adjustment Disorders
-Other Conditions that May be a Focus of Clinical Attention
Axis 2: Personality Disorders
Mental Retardation
(PD = personality disorder)
-Paranoid PD
-Schizoid PD
-Schizotypical PD
-Antisocial PD
-Borderline PD
-Histrionic PD
-Narcissitic PD
-Avoidant PD
-Dependent PD
-Obsessive-Compulsive PD
-Personality Disorder NOS
-Mental Retardation (cog score below 70, impaired social/adaptive functioning on scale like the Vineland)
Axis 3: General Medical Conditions
-Infectious and Parasistic Diseases
-Neoplasms
-Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Immunity Disorders
-Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs
-Diseases of the Circulatory System
-Diseases of the Respiratory System
-Diseases of the Digestive System
-Diseases of the Genitourinary System
-Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Puerperium
-Diseases of the skin and Subcutaneous tissue
-Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue
-Congential Anomolies
-Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
-Symptoms, signs and ill-defined conditions
-Injury and poisoning
Axis 4: Psychosocial and Environmental problems
-Problems with primary support group
-Problems related to the social environment
-Educational Problems
-Occupational Problems
-Economic Problems
-Problems with access to healthcare services
-Problems related to interaction with the legal system/crime
-Other psychosocial and environmental problems
Axis 5: Global Assessment of Functioning
100 (superior functioning) to 0 (Inadequate information)

Best match individual's symptom severity OR the level of function, which ever is worse.
Issues with the Medical Model of Mental Health
Issues addressed in 608 pertaining to medical model of mental health care:
-Makes every excentricity an illness
-Bias against the "mentally ill"
-Many of the people who produce the DSM are also employed by pharmacutical companies.