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sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-related disorders


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Substance-related disorders induced by consuming sedatives, hypnotics, and anxiolytic or anti-anxiety drugs. These drugs, all of which are central nervous system depressants, include the benzodiazepines, carbamates, and barbiturates, comprising all sleeping medications and all anti-anxiety drugs apart from the non-benzodiazepine anxiolytics. See substance abuse, substance dependence, substance-induced disorders, substance use disorders.

Subjects: Psychology.


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