Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders - Axis I: Primary classification of the...

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Axis I: Primary classification of the major problem requiring attention Axis II: Mental retardation and personality disorders generally believed to begin in childhood/adolescence and persisting to adult life Axis III: physical disorder relevant to the case and having implications for treatment Axis IV: psychosocial and environmental problems that may effect diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of Axis I and II disorders Axis V: Global assessment of psychological functioning, social relationships, occupational activities The following are four of the sixteen Axis I disorders Mood (Affective) Disorders Mood- a perceptual bias that alters how one views the world Includes depression and bipolar disorder Involves distinct, severe processes that interfere with daily activity and are amenable to treatment Classified by type and duration Comprehensive treatment plan, for example, combining pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy Schizophrenia Positive symptoms – hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech, and bizarre
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