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J Clin Psychiatry. 1986 Apr;47(4):188-90.

Monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychosis manifesting as delusions of infestation: case studies of treatment with haloperidol.

Abstract

Pimozide has been successfully used in the treatment of delusions of infestation; however, it is not widely available in the United States. Similarities in both chemical structure and degree of potency suggest that haloperidol may be an alternative treatment for this syndrome. Three cases of delusions of infestation successfully treated with haloperidol are described. In all three the symptoms were relieved acutely; in two the improvement was maintained.

PMID:
3957878
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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