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Classification in Psychiatry

  1. ICD 10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, 1992) is WHO’S classification for all diseases and related health problems (and not only psychiatric disorders)
  2. 2. DSM-IV- TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, IV Edition, Text Revision, 2000) is the APA’s (American Psychiatric Association’s) classification of mental disorders. DSM-IV-TR is a text revision of the DSM-IV published in 1994.)

Some Versions of ICD-10:
1. Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Guidelines (CDDG)
2. Diagnostic Criteria for Research (DCR)
3. Multi-axial Classification Version
4. Primary Care Version

 

Table: The Five Axis of Dsm-IV-TR

  AXIS I:

Clinical psychiatric Diagnosis

  AXIS II:

Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation

  AXIS III:

General Medical Conditions

  AXIS IV:

Psychosocial and Environmental Problems

  AXIS V:

Global Assessment of Functioning: Current and in past one year





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