Criteria for Diagnosis of Substance-Induced Mood Disorders

1. A prominent and persistent disturbance in mood predominates, characterized by (a) a depressed mood or markedly diminished interest or pleasure in activities, or (b) an elevated, expansive, or irritable mood.
2. There is evidence from the history, physical examination, or laboratory findings that the symptoms developed during or within a month after substance intoxication or withdrawal, or medication use, is etiologically related to the mood disturbance.
3. The disturbance is not better explained by a mood disorder.
4. The disturbance did not occur exclusively during a delirium.
5. The symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment.

Source: APA 1994.

From: 9 Substance-Induced Disorders

Cover of Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
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Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 42.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

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