What is GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING SCALE (GAF SCALE)?

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the name of scale that is used to plan treatment and outcomes on Axis V of DSM-IV-TR's system. Reflects levels of psychological, occupational and social functioning.

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING SCALE (GAF SCALE): "The global assessment of functioning scale measures the highest level seen in the last year."

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