Substance use disorder: abuse, dependence and dyscontrol.

TitleSubstance use disorder: abuse, dependence and dyscontrol.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
JournalAddiction (Abingdon, England)
Volume89
Issue3
Pagination267-82
ISSN0965-2140
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to review the diagnostic concepts of substance abuse and substance dependence provided in DMS-III, DSM-III-R, and the forthcoming DSM-IV. The review incorporates the principles that there are no infallible criteria for identifying when a person lacks sufficient control over the usage of a drug, that dyscontrol exists on a continuum, that substance use dyscontrol shares many formal properties with behavioral dyscontrol within other domains, and that the diagnosis of a mental disorder should be free of moralistic connotations. We conclude the paper with an alternative proposal, wherein the DSM-IV diagnoses of abuse and dependence are collapsed within one diagnosis of substance dyscontrol disorder and physiological substance dependence is placed with the diagnoses of substance intoxication and substance withdrawal.

URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0965-2140&date=1994&volume=89&issue=3&spage=267
Short TitleAddiction
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