Axis II

Axis II

A classification dimension used with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which includes personality disorders—paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, dependent, obsessive-compulsive, personality and NOS (not otherwise specified)—and intellectual disorders, including mental retardation.

Axis II

Psychiatry A dimension used with DSM-IV, which includes personality disorders: paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, dependent, obsessive-compulsive, personality “NOS” and mental retardation. See DSM-IV, Multiaxial system.
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To estimate the risk of a personality disorder, we used a standardized psychometric instrument, the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III Axis II (SCID-II),[21] which was developed to identify patients who were likely to have a personality disorder.[22] While the diagnosis of a personality disorder is based on the subjective assessment of a psychiatrist, the SCID-II was designed to predict which patients would be likely to be diagnosed with specific personality disorders.[23]
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Similarly, there are limited data on the comorbidity of PD, including Axis II disorders, during gestation.
A lot of money is wasted on acute repeat hospitalization after ineffective treatment of axis II patients by biologically oriented psychiatrists.
The consultation, Sustaining the Land, is part of a reviewof programmes under Axis II of the Wales Rural Development Plan.
Morris Levin of Dartmouth University, Hanover, N.H., discussed at least four different options for how refractory migraine could be added to the ICHD classification system: as a new diagnostic chapter; as a subdivision to each current headache chapter; as a modifier to the primary diagnosis, as is done with the DSMIV used for psychiatric disorders; or as an "axis II" diagnosis, again, as in the DSM-IV.
Post Campus) proposes a self psychology viewpoint to understanding personality disorders as they are currently designated on Axis II of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Axis II diagnoses for the group included Mixed Personality Disorder (3), Borderline Personality traits (3), and Narcissistic Personality Traits (2), and Dependent Personality Disorder (2).
The assumption, which is often made by mental health professionals, is that these patients have some form of Axis II personality disorder.
Axis II disorders, or "Personality disorders/Mental retardation," have since been part of the DSM--the definitive source in the classification of mental disorders.
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).