DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorder due to another medical condition

What are the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorder due to another medical condition?

  • A. Panic attacks or anxiety is predominant in the clinical picture.
  • B. There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the disturbance is the direct pathophysiological consequence of another medical condition.
  • C. The disturbance is not better explained by another mental disorder.
  • D. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of a delirium.
  • E. The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

What are the Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder Due To Another Medical Condition?

While some of these Anxiety Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition symptoms may be recognized by family, teachers, legal and medical professionals, and others, only properly trained mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, professional counselors etc.) can or should even attempt to make a mental health diagnosis.

A multitude of factors are considered in addition to the psychological symptoms in making a proper diagnosis, including medical and psychological testing considerations. 


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