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Amphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

amphetamine withdrawal symptomsAmphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

Amphetamine Withdrawal symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Amphetamine Withdrawal 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 Amphetamine Withdrawal symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing considerations. This information on Amphetamine Withdrawal 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 292.0 Amphetamine Withdrawal Symptoms and Diagnosis 

A.        Cessation of (or reduction in) amphetamine (or related substance) use that has been heavy and prolonged. 

B.        Dysphoric mood and two (or more) of the following physiological changes, developing within a few hours to several days after Criteria A: 

(1)        fatigue

(2)        vivid, unpleasant dreams

(3)        insomnia or hypersomnia

(4)        increased appetite

(5)        psychomotor retardation or agitation 

C.        The symptoms in criteria B cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. 

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

Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic  Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist  Candidate  (Health and Geriatric Psychologist)  

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