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Mental Health & DSM-IV-TR

What is the role of the DSM IV-TR ?

Briefly explain each of the axis 1 through 5 of the DSM IV-TR

What are the numbers for behind the Axis for example: Axis I: 297.1 Delusional Disorder, erotomanic type /Axis II: 301.50 Histrionic Personality Disorder. The numbers 291.1 and 301.50 are they codes?

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The DSM-IV was published in 1994 and the DSM-IV-TR is a text-revision published in 2000 in order to provide updates with ICD-9-CM codes and corrections made to certain criteria and NOS (not otherwise specified) categories. "One of the most important features of the DSM-IV is its provision of diagnostic criteria to improve the reliability of diagnostic judgments" (American Psychiatric Association, 2000, p. ix). Clinicians everywhere need to agree on specifics regarding mental disorders in order to make accurate diagnoses ...

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This solution provides the student with a basic review of the DSM-IV-TR and the multiaxial system. It also provides the student with a brief overview of the ICD-9-CM codes found in the multiaxial disorders.