These concerns were expressed by the multiaxial issues workgroup that was formed to consider axis V, among other multiaxial issues, for the fourth revision of the DSM. The workgroup discussed the pros and cons of the GAF in the context of other measures of social functioning (1), and, despite reservations, recommended that the GAF be used to assess axis V. The group also suggested further testing of a separate scale, the Social and Occupational Functioning Assessment Scale (SOFAS), which appears in Appendix B of DSM-IV. The SOFAS pulls out from the GAF the measures of social, occupational, and school functioning to be rated separately, using the same anchors and rating scale. Dividing the GAF into its components has some conceptual appeal for overcoming some of the instrument's limitations. Interest in the SOFAS has been modest, and studies of its reliability and validity produced mixed results (2). Other multidimensional scales exist for making multiaxial assessments (3), and once again the process of DSM revision is examining the multiaxial approach to clinical assessment.