Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders

Due to a General Medical Condition

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Symptoms that are due to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition

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Disturbance of consciousness and a change in cognition   Yes
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Evidence that the disturbance has more than one etiology (e.g., substance and general medical conditions)   No
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DELIRIUM DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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       Yes
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DELIRIUM DUE TO MULTIPLE ETIOLOGIES


Memory impairment   Yes
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At least one additional cognitive deficit   Yes
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Evidence that the disturbance has more than one etiology (e.g., cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease)   Yes
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DEMENTIA DUE TO MULTIPLE ETIOLOGIES
       No


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     No
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       No
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Evidence that cerebrovascular disease is etiologically related to the disturbance   Yes
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VASCULAR DEMENTIA
       No
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Disturbance due to central nervous system condition or systemic condition known to cause dementia   Yes
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DEMENTIA DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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Gradual onset and continuing cognitive decline   Yes
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DEMENTIA OF THE ALZHEIMER'S TYPE
        No
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DEMENTIA NOS







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AMNESTIC DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION


Prominent delusions or hallucinations predominate       Yes
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PSYCHOTIC DISORDER DUE TO GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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prominent and persistent mood disturbance predominates       Yes
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MOOD DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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Prominent anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions, or compulsions predominate       Yes
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DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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Clinically significant sexual dysfunction exclusively due to a general medical condition       Yes
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SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION I DUE TO A GENE~L MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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Disturbance in sleep sufficiently severe to warrant independent clinical attention       Yes
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DISORDER DUE TO A GENE~L MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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Catatonia       Yes
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CATATONIC DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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Change in previous personality pattern       Yes
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PERSONALITY CHANGE DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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Clinically significant symptoms etiologically related to a general medical condition that do not meet criteria for a specific Mental Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition       Yes
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MENTAL DISORDER NOS DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION
       No
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No mental disorder (symptoms that are not clinically significant)