DSM-III: use of the multiaxial diagnostic system in clinical practice.

@article{Bassett1991DSMIIIUO,
  title={DSM-III: use of the multiaxial diagnostic system in clinical practice.},
  author={Anne S. Bassett and Morton N M N Beiser},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={1991},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={270-4}
}
The authors report on the use of the DSM-III, several years after its introduction, in the clinical diagnosis of 154 subjects with first onset psychosis. Clinicians usually assigned Axis I diagnoses but used the remainder of the multiaxial system less than one time in three; if a standard recording form was in place, the multiaxial system was used more… CONTINUE READING