Axis III

Axis III

A classification dimension used with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) for acute medical conditions and physical disorders which may impact on a person’s psyche—e.g., infections, neoplasia, endocrine, nutritional, metabolic and immunity, haematologic, neurologic, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, genitourinary, pregnancy/childbirth, skin, musculoskeletal, connective disorders, congenital anomalies, perinatal problems, ill-defined conditions, injury/poisoning.

Axis III

Psychiatry A dimension used with DSM-IV for conditions which may impact emotions–infections, neoplasia, endocrine, nutritional, metabolic & immunity, hematologic, neurologic, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, genitourinary, pregnancy/childbirth, skin, musculoskeletal, connective disorders, congenital anomalies, perinatal problems, ill-defined conditions, injury/poisoning. See DSM-IV, Multiaxial system.
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Concurrent medical conditions (Axis III) were seen in 41 and included HIV infections in 17, gastro-enteritis in 8, developmental delay in 12 and cardiac, eye, and congenital abnormalities in 4.
Finally, the axis III presents inter-federative agreements, expressed in the Pact for Health and Public Action Agreement in the State of Sergipe, where managers have defined more clearly the health responsibilities, especially those that deal with monitoring and evaluation.
Thus, the remaining states correspond to the attitude angle around the axis III and the FFRB positions along X- and Y-directions.
57-63) left us hanging by tantalizing us with an axis III diagnosis of asymptomatic hyperammonemia.
Under Priority Axis III "Socio-Economic Development" Bulgaria and Romania will aim to strengthen transnational academic research and scientific exchange; to focus on improving the quality of education in the region so that it can meet the demand of the labor market; to have special care for the conservation and development of natural and cultural heritage of the Danube region.
Given the hospital-based setting of many JCAHO-accredited facilities, the emphasis is placed more on Axis III diagnoses that pertain to medical concerns.
* Axis III. "Increasing the adaptability of the workforce and companies--450 million euros.
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 III diagnoses were almost as common in the nondisorder group as they were in the disorder group.
Axis III is used to report general medical conditions that are potentially relevant to an understanding of an individual's current mental condition or Axis I symptomatology.
The position of the road and bridge is designed in the existing position with modification of the shape of the bridge and adjustment of the road axis III / 36311 and the connected local road.
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).