Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Prozac Diary Multi-Axial Diagnosis

Disclaimer: In order to make an accurate diagnosis, a clinician should have a face-to-face meeting with the person. The following therefore is only being used for educational purposes and is based on the personal experiences of Lauren written in PROZAC DIARY and select clinical notes that she apparently obtained from her records and used to start certain chapters.

Multi-Axial Diagnosis

Axis I: 296.21 Major Depressive Disorder, Severe with Mood-Congruent Psychotic Features, Chronic

300.3 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Axis II: V71.09 No diagnosis on Axis II

Axis III: None (Self-reported)

Axis IV: Problems with primary support group: (No apparent relationship with family)
Problems related to the social environment: (Weak social network)
Occupational problems: (Unemployed; poor work history)
Housing problems: (Inadequate living situation)

Axis V: GAF = 35 (current)

Next posting: What is the rationale for this diagnosis?

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