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Amnestic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Amnestic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

Amnestic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Amnestic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition 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 Amnestic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing considerations. This information on Amnestic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition symptoms and diagnostic criteria are for information purposes only and should never replace the judgement and comprehensive assessment of a trained mental health clinician.

 

Diagnostic criteria for 294.0 Amnestic Disorder Due to . . . [Indicate the General Medical Condition]

A.        The development of memory impairment as manifested by impairment in the ability to learn new information or the inability to recall previously learned information.

B.        The memory disturbance causes significant impairment in social or occupational functioning and represents a significant decline from a previous level of functioning.

C.        The memory disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of a delirium or a dementia.

D.       There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the disturbance is the direct physiological consequence of a general medical condition (including physical trauma).

Specify if:

Transient: if memory impairment lasts for 1 month or less

Chronic: if memory impairment lasts for more than 1 month 

Coding note: Include the name of the general medical condition on Axis I, e g.,294.0 Amnestic Disorder Due to Head Trauma; also code the general medical condition on Axis III

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

Also, See other Diagnosis and Symptoms of Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders

Other Mental Health Diagnostic Symptoms and Criteria  

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