DSM-5-TR Stimulant-Induced Mild Neurocognitive Disorder

By Heidi Tobe on December 4, 2023

Beginning next month (can you believe it’s almost 2024?!) the ASWB will begin testing the DSM-5-TR. The past several months, we’ve been covering these updates. And, of course, all of our programs are up to date with the DSM-5-TR materials. Today’s blog covers Stimulant-Induced Mild Neurocognitive Disorder. And later this month, our final DSM-5-TR blog will look at the newly added considerations of the impact of racism and discrimination on mental disorders.

DSM-5-TR Stimulant-Induced Mild Neurocognitive Disorder

Stimulant-Induced Mild Neurocognitive Disorder 

Stimulant-Induced Mild Neurocognitive Disorder was added to the types of substance-induced mild neurocognitive disorders. This was added to acknowledge the symptoms (executive function, memory, learning, etc) that can occur with stimulant use specifically. In non technical terms, neurocognitive symptoms (such as difficulties with learning, memory and executive function), can be associated with prolonged cocaine or methamphetamine use. Pretty easy to remember, no?

While the chance of you being tested on this diagnosis specifically is pretty slim, it’s always possible and good to know about this new addition to the DSM-5-TR.

We’re excited for all that 2024 holds as the ASWB transitions to new testing centers and continues to work on exams for the future of social work to be released in 2026.

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