Sedative-, Hypnotic-, or Anxiolytic-Related Disorders

Sedative-, Hypnotic-, or Anxiolytic-Related Disorders are a group of substance use disorders related to the use of substances including benzodiazepines, benzodiazepine-like drugs (e.g. - zolpidem, zaleplon), carbamates (e.g. - glutethimide, meprobamate), barbiturates (e.g. - phenobarbital, secobarbital), and barbiturate-like hypnotics (e.g. - glutethimide, methaqualone). This class also includes all prescription sleeping medications and almost all prescription anti-anxiety medications. Non-benzodiazepine anti-anxiety agents (e.g. - buspirone, gepirone) are not included in this class because they are not associated with significant misuse.

In the DSM-5, sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-related disorders comprise of sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic use disorder, sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic intoxication, sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic withdrawal, other sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-induced disorders, and unspecified sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-induced disorder.