SEDATIVE, HYPNOTIC, OR ANXIOLYTIC ABUSE

In DSM-IV-TR, routine of usage of sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic drugs exhibited by repeated considerable negative effects connected with the recurring ingestion of these compounds. This medical diagnosis is preempted by the medical diagnosis of sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic dependence. If the specifications for abuse dependence are both satisfied, only the last medical diagnosis is assigned.

SEDATIVE, HYPNOTIC, OR ANXIOLYTIC ABUSE: "Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic abuse exhibits considerable negative effects which could be severe or even fatal."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SEDATIVE, HYPNOTIC, OR ANXIOLYTIC ABUSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sedative-hypnotic-or-anxiolytic-abuse/ (accessed October 14, 2019).
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