What Is Substance
Induced Mood Disorder?
What is substance induced mood disorder? Read on to learn more about substance induced mood disorders and treatment options at Pacific Beach Health.
What Is a Substance Induced Mood Disorder?
A substance induced mood disorder is a mental health condition impacting mood that stems from the physiological effects of substances, medications, toxins, or even heavy metals. If the substance or drug has a negative side effect, it may cause drug-induced depression or substance induced mania.
How Soon After Taking the Drug Can Depression Be Induced?
Symptoms of Substance Induced Mood Disorder
- Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or feeling empty
- Persistently feeling irritated or agitated
- Too much weight gain or loss within a short period of time
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Low levels of energy or fatigue
- Poor self-esteem
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased thoughts of death and dying and suicidal tendency
Symptoms of Substance Induced Mania
- Extreme energy
- Reduced need to sleep
- Racing thoughts
- Rapid or pressured speech
- Impulsive decision making
- Being easily distracted or having unusual irritability
- An increase in reckless behaviors, such as overspending or unprotected sex
Causes of a Substance Induced Mood Disorder
Substance Risk Factors
- Alcohol and other mind-altering drugs such as cocaine, LSD, or methamphetamine
- Prescription medications such as those used to treat heart problems, high blood pressure, pain, anxiety, etc.
- Exposure to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, or arsenic
- Exposure to toxins such as gasoline, paint thinners, or pesticides
Diagnosing Substance Induced Mood Disorder
A persistent disturbance in mood that causes significant impairment in their life.
There is evidence that the symptoms developed during or soon after substance intoxication or withdrawal or after exposure to a medication.
The substance can produce the symptoms.
The symptoms are not better explained by a depressive disorder or other mental health condition.
There is no previous history of another depressive disorder or mental health disorder that preceded the onset of the substance or medication use.
The symptoms do not persist for one month or longer after the cessation of withdrawal or intoxication.
Is a Substance Induced Mood Disorder Like Other Co-Occurring Conditions?
Risk Factors For a Substance Induced Mood Disorder
How is Substance Induced Mood Disorder Treated?
It is important to determine if a substance or medication is causing a substance induced disorder, especially if the medication is prescribed. Therefore, you should first consult your doctor or a medical professional if you believe you are experiencing medication-induced depression or other substance induced disorders.
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Heal Your Substance Induced Mood Disorder at Pacific Beach Health
If you believe you or someone you love is suffering from a substance induced depressive disorder or other type of substance induced disorder, the trained professionals at Pacific Beach Health can help. For more information about diagnosis and treatment options, contact Pacific Beach Health at 858.295.8694 or https://pacificbeachhealth.com/contact-us/