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Alcohol Intoxication Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Alcohol Intoxication Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

Alcohol intoxication symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these alcohol intoxication symptoms may be recognized by family, teachers, legal and medical professionals,  and others, only  properly trained mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, professional counselors etc.) can or should even attempt to make a mental health diagnosis. Many additional factors are considered in addition to the alcohol intoxication symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing considerations. This information on alcohol intoxication symptoms and diagnostic criteria are for information purposes only and should never replace the judgment and comprehensive assessment of a trained mental health clinician. 


Diagnostic Criteria for 303.00 Alcohol Intoxication:

A.  Recent ingestion of alcohol.

B. Clinically significant maladaptive behavioral or psychological changes (e.g., inappropriate sexual or aggressive behavior, mood lability, impaired judgment, impaired social or occupational functioning) that developed during, or shortly after, alcohol ingestion.

C. One (or more) of the following signs, developing during, or shortly after alcohol use:

(1) slurred speech

(2) in coordination

(3) unsteady gait

(4) nystagmus

(5) impairment inattention or memory

(6) stupor or coma

D. The symptoms are not due to a general medical condition and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder

Information from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV

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