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Psyche DSM IV Axes!

do we need to know what each axis is for?
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Dude,

That's very easy, they are listed in Kaplan book just read them they won't take more than 2 minutes of your time!
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lol tru, juz ratha not if i dont hav to
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I doubt you'd get a question like "Patient comes in with an obvious psych disorder - which of the following is the correct":

a) an axis I diagnosis
b) an axis II diagnosis
c) an axis III diagnosis
d) an axis IV diagnosis

Much better to actually make you figure out the diagnosis - this would be way too simple for the USMLE. Maybe they could ask you "Patient comes in blah blah blah - after review by psychiatrist, an organic cause is suspected - which of the following axis III disorders does the patient have" so then you're looking for an organic disorder with characteristic psych symptoms like Lesch-Nyhan with self mutilation etc...
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Perhaps we should know each axis for our own benefit. My psych lecturer said when we face a problem and use the axis to breakdown the patient's diagnosis, it gets easier for us. Although, I dunno how far that is true because when I come across a psychiatry question, I just wanna answer it immediately (if i can).
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