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Medical Term:

multiaxial classification


Definition: a procedure described in the DSM for the diagnosis of patients on five axes: 1) psychiatric syndrome present; 2) patient's history of personality and developmental disorders; 3) possible nonmental medical disorders; 4) severity of psychosocial stressors; 5) highest level of adaptive functioning in the past year.

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