6C4E.2/F19.2 Other specified psychoactive substance dependence



Other specified psychoactive substance dependence is a mental health disorder that occurs when an individual develops a physical and psychological dependence to a psychoactive substance. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, environment, and lifestyle.


The diagnosis of other specified psychoactive substance dependence is made by a trained mental health professional through an assessment of the individual’s symptoms and history. The individual may be asked questions about their use of the substance, the duration of use, and the effects of the substance on their life.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis is a process used to determine what other conditions might be causing the individual’s symptoms. These can include substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, or other mental health disorders.


Treatment for other specified psychoactive substance dependence often includes a combination of psychotherapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. The individual may be referred to a substance abuse program or therapist to address their substance use. Medications may be prescribed to help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Lifestyle changes such as stress management, exercise, and healthy eating can also help.


The prognosis for other specified psychoactive substance dependence can vary depending on the individual’s response to treatment. With appropriate treatment and lifestyle changes, the individual can learn to manage their symptoms and prevent relapse.

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