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Diagnostic criteria for Dementia Due to Other General Medical Conditions

These criteria are obsolete.

DSM Criteria
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

A. The development of multiple cognitive deficits manifested by both

(1) memory impairment (impaired ability to learn new information or to recall previously learned information) 
(2) one (or more) of the following cognitive disturbances:

(a) aphasia (language disturbance) 
(b) apraxia (impaired ability to carry out motor activities despite intact motor function) 
(c) agnosia (failure to recognize or identify objects despite intact sensory function) 
(d) disturbance in executive functioning (i.e., planning, organizing, sequencing, abstracting) 

B. The cognitive deficits in Criteria A1 and A2 each cause significant impairment in social or occupational functioning and represent a significant decline from a previous level of functioning. 

C. There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the disturbance is the direct physiological consequence of one of the general medical conditions listed below. 

D. The deficits do not occur exclusively during the course of a Delirium

Code based on presence or absence of a clinically significant behavioral disturbance.

294.10 Without Behavioral Disturbance: if the cognitive disturbance is not accompanied by any clinically significant behavioral disturbance.
294.11 With Behavioral Disturbance: if the cognitive disturbance is accompanied by a clinically significant behavioral disturbance. (e.g., wandering, agitation).

294.9 Dementia Due to HIV Disease (new code as of 10/01/96: 294.1) 

Coding note: Also code 043.1 HIV infection affecting central nervous system on Axis III

294.1 Dementia Due to Head Trauma

Coding note: Also code 854.00 head injury on Axis III

294.1 Dementia Due to Parkinson's Disease

Coding note: Also code 332.0 Parkinson's disease on Axis III

294.1 Dementia Due to Huntington's Disease

Coding note: Also code 333.4 Huntington's disease on Axis III

290.10 Dementia Due to Pick's Disease 

Coding note: Also code 331.1 Pick's disease on Axis III

290.10 Dementia Due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease 

Coding note: Also code 046.1 Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on Axis III

294.1 Dementia Due to...[Indicate the General Medical Condition not listed above]

For example, normal-pressure hydrocephalus, hypothyroidism, brain tumor, vitamin B deficiency, intracranial radiation 

Coding note: Also code the general medical condition on Axis III. [Use (WHO) ICD-9 codes.]

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

These criteria are obsolete!

A. The development of multiple cognitive deficits manifested by both

(1) memory impairment (impaired ability to learn new information or to recall previously learned information) 
(2) one (or more) of the following cognitive disturbances:

(a) aphasia (language disturbance) 
(b) apraxia (impaired ability to carry out motor activities despite intact motor function) 
(c) agnosia (failure to recognize or identify objects despite intact sensory function) 
(d) disturbance in executive functioning (i.e., planning, organizing, sequencing, abstracting) 

B. The cognitive deficits in Criteria A1 and A2 each cause significant impairment in social or occupational functioning and represent a significant decline from a previous level of functioning. 

C. There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the disturbance is the direct physiological consequence of one of the general medical conditions listed below. 

D. The deficits do not occur exclusively during the course of a Delirium

294.9 Dementia Due to HIV Disease (new code as of 10/01/96: 294.1) 

Coding note: Also code 043.1 HIV infection affecting central nervous system on Axis III

294.1 Dementia Due to Head Trauma

Coding note: Also code 854.00 head injury on Axis III

294.1 Dementia Due to Parkinson's Disease

Coding note: Also code 332.0 Parkinson's disease on Axis III

294.1 Dementia Due to Huntington's Disease

Coding note: Also code 333.4 Huntington's disease on Axis III

290.10 Dementia Due to Pick's Disease 

Coding note: Also code 331.1 Pick's disease on Axis III

290.10 Dementia Due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease 

Coding note: Also code 046.1 Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on Axis III

294.1 Dementia Due to...[Indicate the General Medical Condition not listed above]

For example, normal-pressure hydrocephalus, hypothyroidism, brain tumor, vitamin B deficiency, intracranial radiation 

Coding note: Also code the general medical condition on Axis III. [Use (WHO) ICD-9 codes.]

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