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Opioid Intoxication Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Opioid Intoxication Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

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


Opioid Intoxication Diagnostic criteria:

Diagnostic criteria for 292.89 Opioid Intoxication 

A.    Recent use of an opioid.


B.    Clinically significant maladaptive behavioral or psychological changes (e.g., initial euphoria followed by apathy, dysphoria, psychomotor agitation or retardation, impaired judgment, or impaired social or occupational functioning) that developed during, or shortly after, opioid use.


C.    Pupillary constriction (or pupillary dilation due to anoxia from severe overdose) and one (or more) of the following signs, developing during, or shortly after, opioid use:


(1)   drowsiness or coma

(2)   slurred speech

(3)   impairment in attention or memory


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  MA Licensed Psychologist   Ph.D. Candidate  (Health and Geriatric Psychologist)

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