SEDATIVE, HYPNOTIC, OR ANXIOLYTIC DEPENDENCE

In DSM-IV-TR, array of mental, behavioral, and physiological signs or symptoms suggesting continual consumption of sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic drugs in spite of considerable difficulties associated with these particular compounds. Trend of continued ingestion producing tolerance , characteristic withdrawal symptoms on termination of usage (see: sedative , hypnotic , or anxiolytic withdrawal), as well as an ungovernable urge to maintain use. See also: sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic abuse.

SEDATIVE, HYPNOTIC, OR ANXIOLYTIC DEPENDENCE: "Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic dependence may present with an array of symptoms, including behavioral or physiological signs."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SEDATIVE, HYPNOTIC, OR ANXIOLYTIC DEPENDENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sedative-hypnotic-or-anxiolytic-dependence/ (accessed December 3, 2019).
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