alcoholic hallucinosis

alcoholic hallucinosis

A rare, acute mental syndrome which is characterised by vivid auditory and visual hallucinations that occur shortly after the cessation or reduction of alcohol consumption, and may continue for months.
DiffDx Delirium tremens (DTs), paranoid psychosis, borderline transient psychotic episodes, or other substance-related disorder.
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First, although the research indirectly measured the duration of alcoholinduced psychiatric symptoms (within the first year; after the first year and up to the fifth year; or over 5 years) and whether or not patients had alcoholic hallucinosis, objective measures to assess the degree of alcohol dependence and the severity of psychiatric symptoms among the study participants was lacking.
The present results implied that there were correlations between marital status (single), duration of psychiatric symptoms (having psychiatric symptoms after the first and up to the fifth year), the presence of alcoholic hallucinosis, and relapse among patients with alcoholinduced psychiatric and behavioral disorders.
After the Golden Age, other "spectacular" syndromes depicted in mental health pictures and popular genres included: conversion disorder ("Freud," 1962); multiple personality disorder ("The Three Faces of Eve," 1957); dissociative disorder ("The Swimmer, 1968"); erotomania/de Clerambault's syndrome ("Fatal Attraction," 1987; "The Story of Adele H," 1975); alcoholic hallucinosis and delirium tremens ("The Lost Weekend," 1945); acute schizophrenia ("The Snake Pit," 1948); and compulsive gambling ("The Lady Gambles," 1949; "California Split," 1974).
Dr Eugene Morgan told the Central Criminal Court Kelly was suffering "alcoholic hallucinosis".
In what has been called "alcoholic hallucinosis" and "alcohol-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations," vivid, persistent hallucinations develop, usually after cessation or reduction in heavy alcohol consumption.
In 1989, 16 of 124 patients with a diagnosis of alcohol dependence were identified with alcoholic hallucinosis: At 13% this represents nearly double the expected prevalence.