Inhalant-Related Psychiatric Disorders Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 19, 2019
  • Author: Guy E Brannon, MD; Chief Editor: Ana Hategan, MD, FRCPC  more...
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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


Polysubstance dependence



Physical and sexual abuse

Differential Diagnoses