The withdrawal syndrome is characterized by symptoms similar to alcohol withdrawal and includes symptoms such as autonomic hyperactivity and psychomotor agitation. The prevalence of sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic withdrawal is unknown. What is withdrawal?
b : removal from a place of deposit or investment c(1) : the discontinuance of administration or use of a drug (2) : the syndrome of often painful physical and psychological symptoms that follows discontinuance of an addicting drug a heroin addict going through withdrawal c(1) : social or emotional detachmentWhat causes withdrawal syndrome in primary anxiety disorder?
Recurrence or worsening of a primary anxiety disorder can produce a syndrome similar to sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic withdrawal. Withdrawal is more likely with an abrupt reduction in the dosage of a sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic medication.Does the DSM-IV physiological specifier for withdrawal have a prognostic meaning?
In contrast to earlier longitudinal research, this study supports the prognostic relevance of one component of the present DSM-IV physiological specifier--withdrawal. Withdrawal appears to have stronger prognostic meaning when the DSM-III-R version, in which tremors were required, is used. Further s …