6C44.71/F13.8 Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced anxiety disorder

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Aetiology

Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced anxiety disorder is a type of anxiety disorder caused by the use of sedatives, hypnotics, or anxiolytics. It is believed to be caused by changes in the brain due to the long-term use or abuse of these drugs, which can lead to an imbalance of neurotransmitters and hormones.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced anxiety disorder is based on a patient’s history of use of these drugs, symptoms that suggest anxiety, and lab tests to rule out other possible causes of the symptoms.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced anxiety disorder includes other anxiety disorders, substance-induced mood disorders, and other medical conditions that can cause anxiety.

Treatment

Treatment of sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced anxiety disorder typically involves discontinuing the use of the drug, replacing it with a different medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes such as exercise.

Prognosis

The prognosis for sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced anxiety disorder is generally good, but it can vary depending on the severity of the disorder and the patient’s response to treatment.

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