What are the Five Axes of Dsm IV?

The DSM IV or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published in 1994, is used to help make evaluations and diagnoses for clients. The DSM IV has five axes that cover different areas. Axis I deals with principal disorders such as a childhood and cognitive disorders, Axis II deal with personality disorders, Axis III, medical disorders, Axis IV, stressors of a psychosocial nature and Axis V uses a table with scales to identify the level at which the individual is functioning.You can find more information here: