Substance/medication-induced anxiety disorder can affect individuals during or after ingesting a number of different drugs or substances. These can include:
A diagnosis of substance/medication-induced anxiety is when an individual suffers from panic attacks or anxiety soon after substance intoxication or withdrawal, or after taking a medication. Moreover, panic attacks or anxiety cannot be attributed to another anxiety disorder apart from the substance or medication use.
Selective mutism is a type of anxiety disorder that is diagnosed when an individual is afraid to speak in specific social situations where there is an expectation for speaking, such as at school or work, despite speaking in other situations.
An anxiety disorder diagnosed because of a specific phobia is based on an individual’s marked fear or anxiety about a specific object or situation. Examples include flying in planes, heights, animals, receiving an injection, or seeing blood. In children, the fear or anxiety may be expressed by crying, tantrums, freezing, or clinging behavior. The diagnosis requires that:
A diagnosis for anxiety disorder due to another medical condition can be made when:
A diagnosis for unspecific anxiety disorder applies to situations in which anxiety symptoms do not meet the full criteria for any of the established anxiety disorders. The anxiety symptoms still cause significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. The clinician, however, lacks information to categorize the anxiety into one the specific anxiety disorders. This may occur in emergency room situations.
No. Sometimes, individuals may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, even though their symptoms do not meet the normal diagnostic guidelines. This can happen with:
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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