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ICD-11criteria for Disorders due to use of non-psychoactive substances (6C4H)

6C4H   Disorders due to use of non-psychoactive substances

Disorders due to use of non-psychoactive substances are characterised by the pattern and consequences of non-medical use of non-psychoactive substances. Non-psychoactive substances include laxatives, growth hormone, erythropoietin, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They may also include proprietary or over-the-counter medicines and folk remedies. Non-medical use of these substances may be associated with harm to the individual due to the direct or secondary toxic effects of the non-psychoactive substance on body organs and systems, or a harmful route of administration (e.g., infections due to intravenous self-administration). They are not associated with intoxication or with a dependence or withdrawal syndrome and are not recognized causes of substance-induced mental disorders.

 

6C4H.0                   Episode of harmful use of non-psychoactive substances

An episode of use of a non-psychoactive substance that has caused damage to a person’s physical or mental health. Harm to health of the individual occurs due to direct or secondary toxic effects on body organs and systems or a harmful route of administration. This diagnosis should not be made if the harm is attributed to a known pattern of non-psychoactive substance use.

Exclusions:             Harmful pattern of use of non-psychoactive substances (6C4H.1)

 

6C4H.1                   Harmful pattern of use of non-psychoactive substances

A pattern of use of non-psychoactive substances that has caused clinically significant harm to a person’s physical or mental health. The pattern of use is evident over a period of at least 12 months if use is episodic and at least one month if use is continuous (i.e., daily or almost daily). Harm may be caused by the direct or secondary toxic effects of the substance on body organs and systems, or a harmful route of administration.

Exclusions:             Harmful pattern of use of other specified psychoactive substance (6C4E.1)

Episode of harmful use of non-psychoactive substances (6C4H.0)

 

6C4H.10                 Harmful pattern of use of non-psychoactive substances, episodic

A pattern of episodic or intermittent use of a non-psychoactive substance that has caused damage to a person’s physical or mental health. The pattern of episodic or intermittent use of the non-psychoactive substance is evident over a period of at least 12 months. Harm may be caused by the direct or secondary toxic effects on body organs and systems, or a harmful route of administration.

 

6C4H.11                 Harmful pattern of use of non-psychoactive substances, continuous

A pattern of continuous use of a non-psychoactive substance (daily or almost daily) that has caused damage to a person’s physical or mental health. The pattern of continuous use of the non-psychoactive substance is evident over a period of at least one month. Harm may be caused by the direct or secondary toxic effects on body organs and systems, or a harmful route of administration.

 

6C4H.1Z                 Harmful pattern of use of non-psychoactive substances, unspecified

 

6C4H.Y                   Other specified disorders due to use of non-psychoactive substances

 

6C4H.Z                   Disorders due to use of non-psychoactive substances, unspecified

 

  6C4Y                   Other specified disorders due to substance use

 

  6C4Z                   Disorders due to substance use, unspecified

 

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