publication . Article . 2017

Alcoholic hallucinosis: case report

Bárbara Werner Griciunas; Norton Yoshiaki Kitanishi; Patricia Motta Carvalho; Daniel Azevedo Cavalcante; Leonardo Mattiolli Marini;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Revista da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Sorocaba (issn: 1984-4840, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
Abstract
Case report of patient who has been an alcoholic for 40 years and, after reducing alcohol intake, developed auditory and visual hallucinations, which caused behavior change. Neurological issues, electrolyte disturbances and other organ dysfunctions were excluded as cause of said change. After intake of haloperidol and risperidone, the patient had regression of symptoms and denied having presented hallucinatory symptoms. The Manual Diagnóstico e Estatístico de Transtornos Mentais – 5ª edição (DSM-V) includes alcoholic hallucinosis in the Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder (alcohol), beginning during abstinence; however, the document is not yet very well accepte...
Subjects
free text keywords: alcoolismo, alucinações, transtornos psicóticos, comportamento, Medicine, R
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