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What are treatments for sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic-Induced Disorders?

Recovery from a sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic-induced disorder typically involves a one-month period of abstinence, along with behavioral counseling that includes instruction on stress management, relaxation, and coping techniques. Medication may be used to reduce withdrawal symptoms and help maintain abstinence. Self-help groups such as 12-step programs and other types of recovery programs can provide long-term support and help prevent relapse.

Mental Health Library Sources:

Information included in all topics of the Mental Health Library comes from the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 and Kaplan & Sadock’s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Complete diagnostic and treatment information may be found within these publications.


Information within the Mental Health Library is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis purposes. Rather, it is provided as a public educational service to make people aware of mental health conditions. Please consult a qualified mental health professional for a diagnosis of any suspected mental health illness.

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