Substance-induced mood disorder: Effects, treatment, and more

Substance-induced mood disorders, or mental disorders, are persistent mental health conditions impacting mood that stem from the physiological effects of substances, certain medications, heavy metals, or toxins.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), which is the manual that helps mental health practitioners diagnose and evaluate mental conditions, lists several conditions that would fall under this umbrella term.

These disorders include substance- or medication-induced depressive disorder and substance- or medication-induced anxiety disorder.

People who have substance misuse disorders, such as alcohol, cocaine, or opioid use disorders, are more likely to develop substance-induced mental disorders.

People who take certain medications that can cause substance-induced mental disorders also have a higher risk of developing them.

This article discusses what substance-induced mood disorders are, what causes them, some risk factors, and symptoms of the conditions.