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Substance-Induced Mood Disorder

The comorbidity between substance use and mood disorders is well researched, showing both that mood disorders can be substance induced and that those with mood disorders may be more likely to abuse substances. Diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), distinguish between substance/medication-induced depressive disorder and substance/medication-induced bipolar and related disorder. Notable is the inclusion of medication in the names of the diagnoses, reflecting the range of drugs that can cause the onset of a mental health disorder.

Diagnostic Criteria

In the DSM-5, substance/medication-induced depressive disorder and substance/medication-induced bipolar and related disorder each have five criteria for diagnosis. The first criterion is a pervasive and noticeable disruption in mood, as evidenced by a depressed mood or lack of interest/pleasure in most ...

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