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DSM-IV - Simple Deteriorative Disorder


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

  1. Progressive development over a period of at least a year of all of the following:
    1. marked decline in occupational or academic functioning
    2. gradual appearance and deepening of negative symptoms such as affective flattening, alogia, and avolition
    3. poor interpersonal rapport, social isolation, or social withdrawal
  2. Criterion A for schizophrenia has never been met.
  3. The symptoms are not better accounted for by schizotypal or schizoid personality disorder, a psychotic disorder, a mood disorder, an anxiety disorder, a dementia, or mental retardation and are not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition.

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