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Discussion Question Two 2 Discussion Question Two Using the key terms from your text, what is the assessment process involved in the diagnosis of a mental illness? Why are the diagnostic criteria and multiaxial diagnostic system important? When thinking about the evaluation procedure involved in the analysis of a psychological disorder, it's composed of an abundance of research; acquiring sufficient data is crucial in making a correct evaluation (Hansell & Damour, 2008). Often-times this type of data collection is completed through watching with interest or interviews. Moreover, there are lots of tests which can be carried out that help evaluate cleverness and assess particular conducts and personalities. The DSM-IV, for instance is usually utilized in the industry in this capacity - although it has potential defects.
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Unformatted text preview: The analysis requirements and multiaxial diagnotic system are essential because of the fact that they use 5 important criteria so as to evaluate a topic (Hansell & Damour, 2008). More particularly, axis one concentrates on clinical conditions and developmental and learning conditions, axis two concentrates on personality conditions or mental retardation, axis three is for is for clinical and/or physical disorders or conditions, axis four shows factors contributing to, or influencing, the existing psychological disorder and therapy results, and axis five is for the GAF or global assessment functioning (Hansell & Damour, 2008). In general, they give the individual(s) administering it with a complete diagnosis which includes elements that affects the subject’s psychiatric disorder. This assists facilitate an efficient therapy strategy....
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