Definition of Withdrawal Syndrome

Substance withdrawal syndrome – a substance-specific organic brain syndrome that follows the discontinuation of administration or use, or reduction in intake of an addictive substance, e.g. opioids, barbiturates and alcohol — amphetamines or similarly acting sympathomimetics — cocaine — nicotine — sedatives, hypnotics, or anxiolytics. syndrome manifests with diverse, often painful physical and psychological symptoms, which include but not limited to intense drug craving, anxiety, depression, insomnia, nausea, perspiration, body aches, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions.

Withdrawal Syndrome is from the group

Behavior-Related Disorder

Other Names for Withdrawal Syndrome

Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Withdrawal Syndrome

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