What does the letters GAF represent as in Current GAF=50, Highest GAF in past year=50
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GAF stands for “Global Assessment of Functioning. The GAF is a scale from 0 to 100 where higher scores indicate greater levels of functioning. Optimal mental health and coping capabilities are represented by scores in the 91 – 100 range. Persons with mild psychological problems fall in the 71 – 90 range. Severe problems fall in the 21 – 30 range and 1 – 10 is reserved for persistently suicidal persons or persons incapable of meeting even minimal personal hygiene standards. The GAF rating is made as a standard part of all psychiatric/psychological diagnoses.
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