Axis IA classification dimension used with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which includes major mental disorders, autism, learning disorders and substance abuse disorders.
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Axis IPsychiatry A classification dimension used with DSM-IV, which includes clinical disorders and syndromes and/or other areas of concern. See DSM-IV, Multiaxial system.
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