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Indian J Psychiatry. 2003 Oct;45(4):244-6.

Follow-up study of alcoholic hallucinosis.

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BOJIR PERME, Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, JIPMER, Pondicherry-6.

Abstract

Alcoholic hallucinosis is a pathological mental state characterized by an acute onset of predominant auditory hallucinations that occur either during or after a period of heavy alcohol consumption. In this study, 52 patients with a diagnosis of Psychotic disorder predominantly hallucinatory associated with alcohol use (F 10.52) were evaluated after a period of three years. Past history of withdrawal hallucinations was associated with alcoholic hallucinosis The study has found a wide spectrum of outcome confirming the earlier observations that alcoholic hallucinosis is a heterogeneous disorder.

KEYWORDS:

abstinence; alcohol; follow-up; hallucinosis

PMID:
21206866
PMCID:
PMC2952372
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