Other specified disorders due to use of cannabis are a group of disorders associated with the use of cannabis, such as cannabis-induced anxiety disorder, cannabis-induced psychotic disorder, cannabis-induced sleep disorder, cannabis-induced sexual dysfunction, and cannabis-induced cognitive impairment. These disorders are caused by the effects of cannabis on the central nervous system, which can lead to changes in mood, perception, and behavior.
Diagnosis of other specified disorders due to use of cannabis is based on a detailed history of the patient’s cannabis use and symptoms, a physical examination, and laboratory tests. It is important to rule out other causes of the symptoms, such as underlying medical conditions or substance use disorders.
Differential diagnosis of other specified disorders due to use of cannabis includes other substance use disorders, medical conditions, and mental health disorders.
Treatment of other specified disorders due to use of cannabis typically involves a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is often used to help the patient modify their cannabis use, develop coping skills, and manage symptoms. Medication may be prescribed to help manage symptoms such as anxiety or insomnia.
The prognosis for other specified disorders due to use of cannabis is generally good with timely and appropriate treatment. However, it is important to note that cannabis use can have long-term effects on the brain and body, and it is important to be aware of the risks associated with using cannabis.