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DSM-IV - Amnestic Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition

[From American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th ed. Text rev. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association; copyright 2000.] ...

  1. The development of memory impairment as manifested by impairment in the ability to learn new information or the inability to recall previously learned information.
  2. The memory disturbance causes significant impairment in social or occupational functioning and represents a significant decline from a previous level of functioning.
  3. The memory disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of a delirium or a dementia.
  4. There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the disturbance is the direct physiological consequence of a general medical condition (including physical trauma).
Specify if:
Transient: if memory impairment lasts for 1 month or less
Chronic: if memory impairment lasts for more than 1 month
Coding note: Include the name of the general medical condition on Axis I, e.g., Amnestic disorder due to head trauma; also code the general medical condition on Axis III.

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