The predominant disturbance
is one or more episodes of inability to recall important personal
information, usually of a traumatic or stressful nature, that is
too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
The disturbance does not occur exclusively during
the course of Dissociative Identity Disorder, Dissociative Fugue,
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, or Somatization
Disorder and is not due to the direct physiological effects of a
substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a neurological
or other general medical condition (e.g., Amnestic Disorder Due
to Head Trauma).
The symptoms cause clinically significant distress
or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas
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