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Inhalant-Related Psychiatric Disorders Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Guy E Brannon, MD; Chief Editor: Iqbal Ahmed, MBBS, FRCPsych(UK)  more...
 
Updated: May 21, 2014
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

Because substance-induced psychiatric disorders resemble the primary mental disorders (ie, major depression, generalized anxiety disorder), these should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Other disorders to consider include the following:

Conduct disorder

Antisocial personality disorder

Alcohol abuse and dependence

Cannabis abuse and dependence

Temporal lobe epilepsy

Psychosis

Polysubstance dependence

Gambling

Delinquency

Physical and sexual abuse

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Guy E Brannon, MD Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Director, Adult Psychiatry Unit, Chemical Dependency Unit, Clinical Research, Brentwood Behavior Health Company

Disclosure: Received income in an amount equal to or greater than $250 from: Sunovion; Forest.

Coauthor(s)

Jennifer M Thomas, MS, MA Clinical Research Coordinator, Louisiana Clinical Research, LLC

Jennifer M Thomas, MS, MA is a member of the following medical societies: Psi Chi

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. for: Medscape.

Chief Editor

Iqbal Ahmed, MBBS, FRCPsych(UK) Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Tripler Army Medical Center; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine

Iqbal Ahmed, MBBS, FRCPsych(UK) is a member of the following medical societies: Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Neuropsychiatric Association, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Royal College of Psychiatrists, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Barry I Liskow, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chairman, Psychiatry Department, Director, Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, The University of Kansas Medical Center

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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