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Diagnostic criteria for 307.44 Primary Hypersomnia

These criteria are obsolete.

DSM Criteria
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

A. The predominant complaint is excessive sleepiness for at least 1 month (or less if recurrent) as evidenced by either prolonged sleep episodes or daytime sleep episodes that occur almost daily. 

B. The excessive sleepiness causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. 

C. The excessive sleepiness is not better accounted for by Insomnia and does not occur exclusively during the course of another Sleep Disorder (e.g.,NarcolepsyBreathing-Related Sleep DisorderCircadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, or a Parasomnia) and cannot be accounted for by an inadequate amount of sleep. 

D. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of anothermental disorder

E. The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance(e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition. 

Specify if: 

Recurrent: if there are periods of excessive sleepiness that last at least 3 days occurring several times a year for at least 2 years

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 predominant complaint is excessive sleepiness for at least 1 month (or less if recurrent) as evidenced by either prolonged sleep episodes or daytime sleep episodes that occur almost daily. 

B. The excessive sleepiness causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. 

C. The excessive sleepiness is not better accounted for by Insomnia and does not occur exclusively during the course of another Sleep Disorder (e.g.,NarcolepsyBreathing-Related Sleep DisorderCircadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, or a Parasomnia) and cannot be accounted for by an inadequate amount of sleep. 

D. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of anothermental disorder

E. The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance(e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition. 

Specify if: 

Recurrent: if there are periods of excessive sleepiness that last at least 3 days occurring several times a year for at least 2 years

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