April 2019 By PsychDB.com

Psychiatric Side Effects of Medications and Substances

Medications and recreational substances can have profound psychiatric symptoms for patients.

Medications with Depression as a Side Effect
Criterion A

The criteria are met for major or mild neurocognitive disorder.

Criterion B

The neurocognitive impairments do not occur exclusively during the course of a delirium and persist beyond the usual duration of intoxication and acute withdrawal.

Criterion C

The involved substance or medication and duration and extent of use are capable of producing the neurocognitive impairment.

Criterion D

The temporal course of the neurocognitive deficits is consistent with the timing of substance or medication use and abstinence (e.g., the deficits remain stable or improve after a period of abstinence).

Criterion E

The neurocognitive disorder is not attributable to another medical condition or is not better explained by another mental disorder

Specifiers

Substance Specifier

  • Alcohol (major neurocognitive disorder), nonamnestic-confabulatory type
  • Alcohol (major neurocognitive disorder), amnestic-confabulatory type
  • Alcohol (mild neurocognitive disorder)
  • Inhalant (major neurocognitive disorder)
  • Inhalant (mild neurocognitive disorder)
  • Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic (major neurocognitive disorder)
  • Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic (mild neurocognitive disorder)
  • Other (or unknown) substance (major neurocognitive disorder)
  • Other (or unknown) substance (mild neurocognitive disorder)

Other Specifier

Specify if:

  • Persistent: neurocognitive impairment continues to be significant after an extended period of abstinence.