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Substance Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Substance Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

Substance Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Substance Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder  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 Substance Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder  symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing considerations. This information on Substance Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder  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 Substance-Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder 

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 previous level of functioning.

C.        The memory disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of a delirium or a dementia and persists beyond the usual duration of Substance Intoxication or Withdrawal.

D.       There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the memory disturbance is etiologically related to the persisting effects of substance use (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication).

Code [Specific Substancel–Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder:

(291.1 Alcohol; 292.83 Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic; 292.83 Other [or Unknown] Substance)

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

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