Axis V in the DSM: Diagnosis & Disorders


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What does the acronym GAF mean?

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1. What does an Axis V score reflect?

2. When is a zero assigned to a GAF rating?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of Axis V in the DSM by taking this quiz. You will be tested on your knowledge of Axis V and the purpose of the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF).

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Global Assessment of Functioning
  • Meaning of Axis V score
  • The highest and lowest Axis V score
  • Meaning of a middle Axis V score

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension-ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Axis V lesson
  • Interpreting information- interpret what a score of 41-50 means on the GAF
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what 0 means on the scale

Additional Learning

To learn more about Axis V and the facts about scale used by mental health professionals, review the accompanying lesson called Axis V in the DSM: Diagnosis & Disorders. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what Axis V is
  • Comprehend Global Assessment of Functioning
  • Understand the Global Assessment of Functioning scale
  • Know what high, low, and middle scores of the scale mean