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Multi Axial Classification system

Axis I- Clinical disorders and other conditions that may a focus of clinical attention
Axis II- Personality disorders and mental retardation
Axis III- General Medical Conditions
Axis IV- Psychosocial and environmental problems
Axis V- GAF

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How many different categories for mental disorders in the DSM-IV

16

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Principal diagnosis

Primary symptoms that necessitate treatment

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Provisioinal diagnosis

Reason to believe that the full criteria will ultimately be met.