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Cannabis Intoxication Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Cannabis Intoxication Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

Cannabis Intoxication symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below for virtually every mental health diagnosis recognized by the DSM-IV (Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). This manual is the diagnostic manual used by mental health clinicians such as psychologists, psychiatrists, professional mental health counselors and licensed clinical social workers. However, it is extremely important to remember that you should never attempt to make a mental health diagnosis for yourself or others unless you are properly trained and licensed to do so.. Many additional factors are considered in addition to the Cannabis Intoxication symptoms specified on these pages in making a proper diagnosis, including medical and psychological testing considerations, among others. The information provided on the following pages of Cannabis 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.


Cannabis Intoxication Diagnostic Criteria:

292.0 Cannabis Intoxication

A.   Recent use of cannabis.

B.   Clinically significant maladaptive behavioral or psychological changes (e.g., impaired motor coordination, euphoria, anxiety, sensation of slowed time, impaired judgment, social withdrawal) that developed during, or shortly after, cannabis use.

C.   Two (or more) of the following signs, developing within two hours of cannabis use:

(1)    conjunctival injection

(2)    increased appetite

(3)    dry mouth

(4)    tachycardia

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

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

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