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Axis I is part of the DSM "­mul­tia­xia­l" system for assess­ment. The five axis model is designed to provide a compre­hensive diagnosis that includes a complete picture of not just acute symptoms but of the entire scope of factors that account for a patient's mental health.

Axis I: Clinical Disorders

This is the top-level of the DSM multiaxial system of diagnosis. It represents acute symptoms that need treatment; Axis I diagnoses are the most familiar and widely recognized (e.g., major depressive episode, schizo­phrenic episode, panic attack). Axis I terms are classified according to V-codes by the medical industry (primarily for billing and insurance purposes).

Clinical Disorders are grouped into categories listed below with examples of each.

Adjustment Disorders

With Anxiety
With Depressed Mood
With Distur­bance of Conduct
With Mixed Anxiety & Depressed Mood
With Mixed Distur­bance of Emotions & Conduct

Anxiety Disorders

Acute Stress Disorder
Agoraphobia Without History of Panic Disorder
Anxiety Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
Anxiety Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (Anxiety Disorder NOS)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Attack
Panic Disorder With Agorap­hobia
Panic Disorder Without Agorap­hobia
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Social Phobia
Specific Phobia
Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder

Cognitive Disorders

(Delirium, Dementia & Amnestic).

Dissoc­iative Disorders.

Depersonalization Disorder
Dissociative Amnesia
Dissociative Fugue
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS

Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)

Factitious Disorders.

With Combined Psycho­logical & Physical Signs & Symptoms
With Predom­inantly Physical Signs & Symptoms
With Predom­inantly Psycho­logical Signs & Symptoms

Impuls­e-C­ontrol Disorders

Impulse-Control Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Pathological Gambling
(Not Classified Elsewhere)

Mental Disorders Due to a General Med Condition

Catatonic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
Personality Change Due to a General Medical Condition

Mood Disorders

Bipolar I Disorder
Bipolar II Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
Cyclothymic Disorder
Depressive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
Depression (General Overview)
Dysthymic Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
Mood Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)
Substance-Induced Mood Disorder

Schizo­phrenia & other Psychotic Disorders

Paranoid Type
Disorganized Type
Catatonic Type
Undifferentiated Type
Residual Type
Brief Psychotic Disorder
Delusional Disorder
Psychotic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
Psychotic Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
Schizoeffective Disorder
Schizophreniform Disorder
Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder

Sexual & Gender Identity Disorders.

Sexual Masochism
Sexual Sadism
Transvestic Fetishism
Paraphilia Not otherwise Specified

Sexual Dysfun­ction:

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Female Orgasmic Disorder (Inhibited Female Orgasm)
Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
Male Erectile Disorder
Male Orgasmic Disorder (Inhibited Male Orgasm)
Premature Ejacul­ation
Sexual Aversion Disorder
Sexual Dysfun­ction Due to a General Medical Condition
Substance-Induced Sexual Dysfun­ction
Sexual Dysfun­ction Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)

Sexual Pain Disorders:

Dyspareunia (Not Due to a General Medical Condition)
Vaginismus (Not Due to a General Medical Condition)

Sleep Disorders.

Breathing-Related Sleep Disorder
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
Dyssomnias Not Otherwise Specified. (NOS)
Insomnia Related to Another Mental Disorder
Nightmare Disorder (Dream Anxiety Disorder)
Primary Sleep Disorders:
    Primary Insomnia
    Primary Hypers­omnia
Sleep Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
Sleep Disorder Related to Another Mental Disorder
Sleep Terror Disorder
Sleepwalking Disorder
Substance-Induced Sleep Disorder

Somatoform Disorders.

Somatization Disorder
Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder
Conversion Disorder
Pain Disorder
Hypochondriasis.Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Somatoform Disorder not Otherwise Specified (NOS)

Substa­nce­-Re­lated Disorders.

Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder.
Substance-Induced Mood Disorder.
Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder.
Substance-Induced Sleep Disorder.

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