Axis IV

Axis IV

A classification dimension used with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) for psychosocial stressors (death, divorce, loss of job, etc.) and other problems—e.g., related to primary support group, social environment, education, occupation, housing, economics, access to healthcare or related to the legal system/crime.

Axis IV

Psychiatry A dimension used with DSM-IV for psychosocial stressors–death, divorce, loss of job, etc in the form of problems; primary support group problems, social environment problems, educational problems, occupational problems, housing problems, economic problems, problems with access to health care, problems related to legal system/crime. See DSM-IV, Multiaxial system.
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The DSM-5 places all psychiatric disorders in section II, thus replacing the first three axes, while axis IV was replaced by significant psychosocial and contextual features.
Axis IV offered the only opportunity to discuss psychosocial or environmental factors that caused or contributed to a mental disorder, and Axis V the only opportunity to identify strengths (functioning) of the individual being diagnosed.
The only remnant of Axis IV is the option of using V-codes, which can be used as way of noting situational or contextual factors.
1) shows that Axis I problems were present in 42%, Axis II problems were present in 34%, Axis IV problems were present in 25% and Axis V problems were present in 31% of the study population.
No more dividing things up into Axis I (mental illness), Axis II (personality and developmental), Axis III ("medical"), Axis IV (essentially social problems), and Axis V (global assessment of functioning or GAF).
Axis IV provided a framework for the identification and evaluation of the psychosocial and environmental stressors; 129 caregiver-infant pairs were exposed to 4 or more multiple simultaneous psychosocial stressors.
The Danube navigation information system is the first Bulgarian project under Priority axis IV - Improvement of the Maritime and Inland-waterway Navigation.
The five diagnostic axes that represent the basis for diagnosing clients' problems are Axis I, the identification of specific mental disorders; Axis II, reference to personality disorders or mental retardation; Axis III, medical conditions; Axis IV, psychosocial stressors; and Axis V, global assessment of functioning.
Axis I - Clinical disorders; Other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention; Axis II - Personality disorders, Mental retardation; Axis III - General medical conditions; Axis IV - Psychosocial and environmental problems; Axis V - Global assessment of functioning.
Axis IV presents the most productive hunting ground for inquisitive defense counsel.
It is worth noting that "immigration" is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (third edition, revised) (American Psychiatric Association, 1987) as an example of a psychosocial stressor to be included in the diagnostic Axis IV, severity of psychosocial stressors.
attention or Axis IV if it is a psychosocial problem.