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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 244-246

Follow-Up Study of Alcoholic Hallucinosis

Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, JIPMER, Pondicherry-6, India

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Bojir Perme
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, JIPMER, Pondicherry-6
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PMID: 21206866

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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.



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