Axis V

Axis V

A classification dimension used with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) corresponding to Global Assessment of Functioning or Children's Global Assessment Scale for children under age 18.
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Axis V

Psychiatry A dimension used with DSM-IV for factors that affect a person's mental functions–eg, psychologic, social, and occupational factors, impairment from physical or environmental limitations, “trait” measure of functioning–eg, best in past yr, etc. See DSM-IV, Multiaxial system.
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