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Criteria for Substance Withdrawal

These criteria are obsolete.

DSM Criteria
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

A. The development of a substance-specific syndrome due to the cessation of (or reduction in) substance use that has been heavy and prolonged. 

B. The substance-specific syndrome causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. 

C. The symptoms are not due to a general medical condition and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association

DSM Version
DSM IV
DSM Criteria

A. The development of a substance-specific syndrome due to the cessation of (or reduction in) substance use that has been heavy and prolonged. 

B. The substance-specific syndrome causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. 

C. The symptoms are not due to a general medical condition and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association