Alcoholic memory blackouts can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose alcoholic memory blackouts, we could:
When drinking alcohol heavily, have you suffered blackouts (no memory of events)?
Possible responses:→ Not applicable / don't know
→ No, I have never blacked out after drinking
→ Yes, but it has only happened once or twice
→ Yes, I black out once in a while
→ Yes, I frequently black out