Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder
Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis
Persisting Amnestic Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:
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
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
development of memory impairment as manifested by impairment
in the ability to learn new information or the inability to recall previously
memory disturbance causes significant impairment in social or
occupational functioning and represents a significant decline from
previous level of functioning.
memory disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course
delirium or a dementia and persists beyond the usual duration of
Substance Intoxication or Withdrawal.
is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory
that the memory disturbance is etiologically related to the
persisting effects of substance use (e.g.,
a drug of abuse, a medication).
[Specific Substancel–Induced Persisting Amnestic Disorder:
Alcohol; 292.83 Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic; 292.83 Other [or Unknown]
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
Other Mental Health
Diagnostic Symptoms and Criteria