Psychiatric Syndromes Axis I Disorders

The organization and major categories of Axis I disorders covered here are listed in T.a.b!e...,.2ยง.0.-..1.. A useful strategy for making a DSM-IV diagnosis is to classify the primary feature into a major category, consider possible nonpsychiatric etiologies for the complaint, and then use the decision trees in Appendix B of DSM-IV to identify the appropriate diagnosis. The decision trees guide the clinician who is unfamiliar with the intricacies of the criteria within a category to identify the features that distinguish closely related conditions.

TABLE 280-1 Axis I Disorders
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