A diagnosis of “stimulant use disorder” is based on a pattern of an amphetamine-type substance, cocaine, or other stimulant use leading to significant impairment or distress, as demonstrated by at least two of the following symptoms occurring with a 12-month period:
Stimulant use disorder is rated as mild with the presence of 2-3 symptoms, moderate with 4-5 symptoms, and severe with 6 or more symptoms.
A diagnosis of “unspecified stimulant disorder” may apply in situations in which a person shows symptoms characteristic of an opioid-related disorder, but the symptoms do not meet the full criteria for any specific opioid-related disorder or any of the disorders in the substance-related and addictive disorders diagnostic class.
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