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What are the potential confusions and pitfalls of substance related diagnoses?

1. In DSM-V, dx of substance use disorders replaced DSM IV diagnoses of substance abuse and substance dependence
2. Substance use disorders are to be differentiated from substance induced disorders
3. addiction vs substance use disorder
-addiction is not a diagnosis, it is nonspecific and has different meanings to dif people and is judgemental


What are the potential confusions of DSM diagnoses?

1. mental disorders due to another medical condition
-medical condition directly physiologically causing a mental disorder. Physiological and psychological response is different
2. multiaxial diagnosis discontinued in DSM V

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