multiaxial classification

mul·ti·ax·i·al clas·si·fi·ca·tion

a procedure described in the DSM for the diagnosis of patients on five axes: 1) psychiatric syndrome present; 2) patient's history of personality and developmental disorders; 3) possible nonmental medical disorders; 4) severity of psychosocial stressors; 5) highest level of adaptive functioning in the past year.
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The editors emphasise that the strength of the OPD-CA-2 lies in the possibility of a diagnostic investigation of structure and conflict as a supplement to the multiaxial classification system, in the capturing of relationship patterns and in the possibility of assessing the prerequisites of treatment.
We propose a multiaxial classification system based on pharmacologic mechanisms of action.
Clasificacion multiaxial de agresores de pareja en centros penitenciarios [Pair aggressors' multiaxial classification in penitentiary centers].
Therefore, the diagnosis of PDDs or DD in infants and toddlers should be based on multiaxial classification systems which equally emphasize all axes.
It is a multiaxial classification system and is useful for clinical formulation.
The World Health Organization's ICD-10 clinical diagnoses of multiaxial classification of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders (18) were used for assigning psychiatric diagnoses.
Psychiatric diagnoses for both the groups were rated based on ICD-10 clinical diagnoses of multiaxial classification of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders by the first author (an experienced child psychiatrist) who did it independently of (blind to) the impact supplement SDQ scores, illness status, diagnosis, group membership of the cases of study group and the control group at the time of initial assessment and subsequent series of assessment whenever required.
The publication of the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 1980) marked the introduction of the multiaxial classification system for mental disorders.
This was part of the distinction between Axis I and II disorders in the new multiaxial classification system.
The DSM system, which is basically a multiaxial classification system, is more dominant in North America.
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