Other specified disorders due to use of multiple specified psychoactive substances, including medications, is caused by the chronic, excessive, and/or prolonged use of multiple psychoactive substances, including medications. These substances can include alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines, stimulants, hallucinogens, and other drugs.
Diagnosis is based on a patient’s history of drug use and physical examination, as well as laboratory tests, such as blood and urine tests, to detect the presence of psychoactive substances in the body.
Differential diagnosis includes other substance use disorders, such as alcohol or drug dependence, as well as other medical and psychiatric disorders that can cause similar symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.
Treatment for Other specified disorders due to use of multiple specified psychoactive substances, including medications, typically includes a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes. Medications can include antidepressants, antipsychotics, and other drugs to help reduce symptoms associated with the disorder. Psychotherapy can help the patient understand their addiction and develop coping strategies to deal with cravings and reduce the chances of relapse. Additionally, lifestyle changes such as avoiding triggers and establishing a healthy sleep schedule and diet can help improve symptoms and reduce the risk of relapse.
The prognosis for Other specified disorders due to use of multiple specified psychoactive substances, including medications, varies depending on the individual and the severity of their condition. If a patient is able to successfully complete a comprehensive treatment program and make lifestyle changes, they can expect to experience improved mental health and improved overall functioning. However, if a patient is unable to successfully complete a treatment program or makes no lifestyle changes, they may experience a relapse of their symptoms.