Axis IV in the DSM: Disorders, Diagnosis & Examples

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Which of the following is NOT listed on Axis IV?

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1. Which of the following statements is true about environmental and psychosocial factors?

2. What are environmental and psychosocial factors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn about the five axes of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and review what Axis IV consists of with this worksheet and quiz. You will read about the categories listed in Axis IV, such as child neglect, loss of employment, and educational problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Axis IV categories and examples
  • The definition of and facts about environmental and psychosocial factors
  • What axis of the DSM environmental and psychosocial factors are categorized into
  • The importance of environmental and psychosocial factors when diagnosing a mental disorder

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Axis IV of the DSM
  • Making connections - understand why environmental and psychosocial factors are important when diagnosing mental disorders
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the five axes of the DSM

Additional Learning

To learn more about environmental and psychosocial factors, review the accompanying lesson on Disorders in Axis IV of the DSM. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Differentiate between five axes of the DSM
  • Understand how environmental and psychosocial factors are considered when diagnosing a mental disorder
  • Discuss categories found in Axis IV
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