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major clinical syndromes
personality disorder and mental retardation
Asks for judgments about individuals on numerous separate dimensions.
There is no specific Axis II DSM code for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In the DSM-5, ADHD is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder and is diagnosed on Axis I.
In the DSM-IV-TR, and in the upcoming DSM-V, ADHD is coded on Axis I. Axis II is reserved for developmental delay and personality disorders.
what problems in earlier classification systems have the axes in the dsm iv overcome
There are five.
Axis I, which includes most types of clinical disorders.
DSM-IV AXIS I 307-46 - 2009 was released on: USA: 4 November 2009