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DSM-5 Multi-Axial System

With the advent of the DSM-5 in 2013, the American Psychiatric Association eliminated the longstanding multiaxial system for mental disorders.[45]

Previously, the DSM-IV organized each psychiatric diagnosis into five dimensions (axes) relating to different aspects of disorder or disability:


More information about the DSM-5 “multi-axial” system can be found via Wikipedia.

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