Delirium Due to
Multiple Etiologies Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis
Delirium Due to
Multiple Etiologies Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:
Due to Multiple Etiologies symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Delirium
Due to Multiple Etiologies 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 Delirium
Due to Multiple Etiologies
symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and
psychological testing considerations. This information on Delirium
Due to Multiple Etiologies 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
Delirium Due to Multiple Etiologies
Disturbance of consciousness (i.e., reduced clarity of awareness of the environment)
with reduced ability to focus, sustain, or shift, attention.
change in cognition (such as memory deficit, disorientation, Ianguage
disturbance) or the development of a perceptual disturbance that is not
better accounted for by a preexisting, established, or evolving dementia.
disturbance develops over a short period of time (usually hours to
days) and tends to fluctuate during the course of the day.
There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory
findings that the delirium has more than one etiology (e.g., more than one
etiological general medical condition, a general medical condition
Substance Intoxication or medication side effect).
Use multiple codes
reflecting specific delirium and specific etiologies, e.g., 293.0 Delirium Due
to Viral Encephalitis; 291.0 Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium
Also, See other Diagnosis and Symptoms of Delirium,
Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders
Other Mental Health
Diagnostic Symptoms and Criteria