An American way of categorising mental illnesses that can be applied by any psychiatrist.
DSM = The Diagnostic Statistics Manual
Has 5 Axes.
Axis 1 - Clinical Disorders, e.g. alcohol abuse
Axis 2 - Personality Disorders, e.g. histrionic
Axis 3 - General Medical Conditions, e.g. cancer effects on mood
Axis 4 - Psychosocial and Environmental problems, e.g. stressful events like divorce
Axis 5 - Global Assessment of Functioning, e.g. How well is the patient working?
A way of categorising mental illness that can be applied by any psychiatrist. World Health Organization.
ICD = International Classification of Disorders.
Each disorder is listed in 1 of 11 categories.