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Cocaine Intoxication Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis


Cocaine Intoxication Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

Cocaine Intoxication symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these cocaine 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 cocaine intoxication symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing consideration. This information on cocaine 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.


Cocaine Intoxication Diagnostic Criteria:

292.89 Cocaine Intoxication

A.   Recent use of cocaine.

B.   Clinically significant maladaptive behavioral or psychological changes (e.g., euphoria or affective blunting: changes in sociability; hypervigilance and: interpersonal sensitivity; anxiety, tension, or anger, stereotyped behaviors: impaired judgment; or impaired social or occupational functioning) that developed during, or shortly after, use of cocaine.

C.   Two (or more) of the following, developing during, or shortly after, cocaine use:

(1)    tachycardia or bradycardia

(2)    pupilary dilation

(3)    elevated or lowered blood pressure

(4)    perspiration or chills

(5)    nausea or vomiting

(6)    evidence of weight loss

(7)    psychomotor agitation or retardation

(8)    muscular weakness, respiratory depression, chest pain, or   cardiac arrhythmias

(9)    confusion, seizures, dyskinesias, dystonias, or coma

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

Specify if:

        With Perceptual Disturbances

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

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

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