Axial Organization of Clinical Diagnoses

  • Juan J. Lopez-Ibor

Abstract

The draft of the ICD-10 multiaxial system has three axes. The first includes general psychiatric syndromes, developmental conditions (including personality disorders and mental retardation), and physical diseases. In the following, it is called Axis I (Clinical Disorders). The second deals with levels of disability associated with the pathological phenomena included in Axis I, and the third axis deals with environmental factors of relevance to the presentation and course of the clinical disorders.

Keywords

Depression Lithium Dementia Schizophrenia Dexamethasone 

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