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Dysfunctional changes in physiological functioning, psychological functioning, mood state, cognitive process, or all of these, as a consequence of consumption of [amphetamine-like drugs]; usually disruptive, and often stemming from central nervous system impairment.*
A. Recent use of amphetamine or a related substance (e.g. methylphenidate).
B. Clinically significant maladaptive behavioral or psychological changes (e.g. euphoria or affective blunting; changes in sociability; hypervigilance; interpersonal sensitivity;anxiety, tension, or anger; stereotyped behaviors; impaired judgment; or impaired social or occupational functioning) that developed during, or shortly after, use of amphetamine or a related substance.
C. Two (or more) of the following, developing during, or shortly after, use of amphetamine or a related substance:
(1) tachycardia or bradycardia
(2) pupillary dilation
(3) elevated or lowered blood pressure
(4) perspiration or chills
(5) nausea or vomiting
(6) evidence of weight loss
(7) psychomotor agitation or retardation
(8) muscular weakness, respiratory depression, chest pain, or cardiac arrhythmias
(9) confusion, seizures, dyskinesias, dystonias, or coma
D. The symptoms are not due to a general medical condition and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder.
With Perceptual Disturbances
Based on the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition APA
Also: high, intoxicated, amped, speeding
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The online Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists most of the major psychological disorders and illnesses and lists the criteria that must be fulfilled in order for a diagnosis to be made. This resource is not a substitute for proper professional psychiatric diagnosis.
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