alcoholic psychoses

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Summary: A group of mental disorders associated with organic brain damage and caused by poisoning from alcohol.

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  1. Razvodovsky Y. Homicide and alcoholic psychoses in Belarus, 1970-2005. Psychiatr Danub. 2008;20:71-4 pubmed
    ..The association between alcohol and homicide is well documented. Research evidence suggests an important role for cultural and social context in the alcohol-homicide association...
  2. Konig H, Günther O, Angermeyer M, Roick C. Utility assessment in patients with mental disorders: validity and discriminative ability of the time trade-off method. Pharmacoeconomics. 2009;27:405-19 pubmed publisher
    ..A common approach to elicit utility scores is the use of the time trade-off (TTO) method; however, the data on TTO utility scores in patients with mental disorders are scarce...
  3. Homma G, Niedermeyer E. [Subacute encephalopathy with seizures in chronic alcoholism]. Nervenarzt. 1993;64:390-3 pubmed
    ..The condition is complicated by a variety of internal-medical complications. Structural neuroradiological tests are either normal or irrelevant. The cause and pathogenesis remain obscure. The subacute course ends with gradual resolution...
  4. Soyka M, Raith L, Steinberg R. Mean age, sex ratio and psychopathology in alcohol psychoses. Psychopathology. 1988;21:19-25 pubmed
    ..Mean age and sex ratio were the same in both groups. Further psychopathological symptoms in both groups supporting differential diagnosis are discussed...
  5. Ziółkowski M, Maludzińska E, Gruss T, Rybakowski J, Volpicelli J. Decrease in alcohol tolerance: clinical significance in alcohol dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 1995;39:33-6 pubmed
    ..The age of onset was similar in both groups. Patients with decreased tolerance had more mental confusion and psychotic symptoms, and were less likely to be currently married...
  6. Karila L, Novarin J, Megarbane B, Cottencin O, Dally S, Lowenstein W, et al. [Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB): more than a date rape drug, a potentially addictive drug]. Presse Med. 2009;38:1526-38 pubmed publisher
    ..These undesirable effects and especially the deaths appear to have prompted campaigns to limit the use of GHB. Clinicians must also be aware of GBL, which is being sold and used as a substitute for GHB...
  7. Couzigou P, Vergniol J, Kowo M, Terrebonne E, Foucher J, Castera L, et al. [Brief intervention about alcohol use]. Presse Med. 2009;38:1126-33 pubmed publisher
    ..This efficacy has been demonstrated for a duration of at least 4 years. Given that evidence also supports the behavioral changes, these findings should be taken into account by healthcare providers...
  8. Poikolainen K, Karvonen J, Pukkala E. Excess mortality related to alcohol and smoking among hospital-treated patients with psoriasis. Arch Dermatol. 1999;135:1490-3 pubmed
    ..Psoriasis is seen as a disease that does not kill. However, it is associated with alcohol intake and smoking. Thus, there could be excess mortality due to causes related to alcohol intake and smoking among patients with psoriasis...
  9. Hoes M, Zeijpveld J, Ruijgrok M. Improvement in alcoholics measured using the General Health Questionnaire. Alcohol Alcohol. 1998;33:421-3 pubmed
    ..Alcoholics improved rapidly after admission to the psychiatric department. This improvement was comparable to that of all the (psychiatric) patients admitted and continued after discharge...

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  1. Gauvin D, Harland R, Criado J, Michaelis R, Holloway F. The discriminative stimulus properties of ethanol and acute ethanol withdrawal states in rats. Drug Alcohol Depend. 1989;24:103-13 pubmed
    ..These data suggest that ethanol's anxiolytic effects are tenuous...
  2. Martin P, Adinoff B, Eckardt M, Stapleton J, Bone G, Rubinow D, et al. Effective pharmacotherapy of alcoholic amnestic disorder with fluvoxamine. Preliminary findings. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1989;46:617-21 pubmed
  3. Brzecki A, Dabrowska J, Karłowska E, Olejniczak P, Szober B, Krzywa M. [Neurologic manifestations of chronic alcoholism]. Postepy Hig Med Dosw. 1990;44:139-51 pubmed
    ..Results of this analysis and review of the literature became background for presentation of contemporary views on the clinic and neuropathology of chronic alcoholism...
  4. Uldry P, Bogousslavsky J, Regli F. [Main involvement of the central nervous system in alcoholism]. Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax. 1992;81:1021-5 pubmed
  5. Andrews G, Issakidis C, Sanderson K, Corry J, Lapsley H. Utilising survey data to inform public policy: comparison of the cost-effectiveness of treatment of ten mental disorders. Br J Psychiatry. 2004;184:526-33 pubmed
    ..Mental health survey data are now being used proactively to decide how the burden of disease might best be reduced...
  6. Fichtel U, Haas W, Klemm B. [Acoustically evoked brain stem potentials in chronic alcoholism and withdrawal]. Psychiatr Neurol Med Psychol (Leipz). 1989;41:660-3 pubmed
    ..After four weeks the BAEP deviations found in both groups indicate a clear tendency of recovery which points to functional disorders...
  7. Wetterling T, Kanitz R. [The new "alcohol marker" carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT). Value for neurologic-psychiatric diagnosis]. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 1997;65:337-46 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, in view of the high cost of measurement, a close indication for application is urgent. Some examples of an indication in neurological and psychiatric diagnostics are critically discussed...
  8. Dittmar G. [Alcoholic delirium--a potentially life-threatening condition]. Fortschr Med. 1994;112:274-6 pubmed
    ..This, together with improvements in intensive medical care, has reduced the mortality rate to 3 to 8%. Concomitant organic diseases may complicate and prolong the condition. A defective state is a possible outcome...
  9. Izquierdo G, Quesada M, Chacon J, Martel J. Neuroradiologic abnormalities in Marchiafava-Bignami disease of benign evolution. Eur J Radiol. 1992;15:71-4 pubmed
    ..The important role that diagnostic procedures, especially MR imaging, play in the management of this disease is emphasized...
  10. Foy A, March S, Drinkwater V. Use of an objective clinical scale in the assessment and management of alcohol withdrawal in a large general hospital. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1988;12:360-4 pubmed
    ..There will however, be a small group of patients whose clinical course will be difficult to predict and further work is needed to determine the reasons for this...
  11. Hambrecht M, Hafner H. [Do alcohol or drug abuse induce schizophrenia?]. Nervenarzt. 1996;67:36-45 pubmed
    ..Findings on symptomatology illustrate the problems substance-abusing schizophrenics pose from early on with dissocial behaviors and preoccupation with magical ideas but without a specific positive or negative subsyndrome...
  12. McLay R, McBrien C, Kleyensteuber B, Reeves J. Intoxication with mouthwash presenting as psychosis and delirium in a combat theater. Mil Med. 2009;174:828-31 pubmed
    ..Mouthwash was the source. This case illustrates the importance of screening for alcohol abuse and intoxication even in situations in which conventional use of alcohol is not anticipated...
  13. Goldstein G, Haas G, Shemansky W, Barnett B, Salmon Cox S. Rehabilitation during alcohol detoxication in comorbid neuropsychiatric patients. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2005;42:225-34 pubmed
    ..We concluded that the training produced significant improvement over and above natural recovery during detoxication...
  14. Nemtsov A, Sudakov S, Miasoedov S. [Regional indices of alcoholic poisonings and alcoholic psychoses]. Sud Med Ekspert. 2003;46:37-41 pubmed
    ..However, the latter reflect better the alcohol-related situation in regions versus AP...
  15. Tiihonen J, Isohanni M, Rasanen P, Koiranen M, Moring J. Specific major mental disorders and criminality: a 26-year prospective study of the 1966 northern Finland birth cohort. Am J Psychiatry. 1997;154:840-5 pubmed
    ..The purpose of the study was to examine the quantitative risk of criminal behavior associated with specific mental disorders...
  16. Hogstedt C. Has the Scandinavian solvent syndrome controversy been solved?. Scand J Work Environ Health. 1994;20 Spec No:59-64 pubmed
  17. Grässler W. [The pre-delirium syndrome in alcoholic patients in ambulatory care and its treatment]. Psychiatr Neurol Med Psychol (Leipz). 1989;41:99-104 pubmed
    ..30 times Diazepam and Haloperidol effected a cure, while in 61 attacks it appeared that treatment with Chlormethiazol was inevitable. Results are discussed and conclusions drawn...
  18. Ginter E. Cardiovascular mortality and alcohol consumption in Russia. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2005;75:37-8 pubmed
  19. Lykouras E, Markianos M, Moussas G. Platelet monoamine oxidase, plasma dopamine beta-hydroxylase activity, dementia and family history of alcoholism in chronic alcoholics. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1989;80:487-91 pubmed
    ..Platelet MAO was significantly lower in the alcoholic group. Both enzyme activities were negatively related to the presence of dementia, while low MAO activity was associated with positive family history (parents, sibs) of alcoholism...
  20. Nutt D, Glue P, Molyneux S, Clark E. Alpha-2-adrenoceptor function in alcohol withdrawal: a pilot study of the effects of iv. clonidine in alcoholics and normals. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1988;12:14-8 pubmed
  21. Dunn N, Cook C. Psychiatric aspects of alcohol misuse. Hosp Med. 1999;60:169-72 pubmed
    ..Liver disease and hypoglycaemia are also associated with their own psychiatric syndromes. Many psychiatric patients also turn to alcohol as an easily available 'medication'...
  22. Woodburn K, Johnstone E. Ascertainment of a population of people with early-onset dementia in Lothian, Scotland. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 1999;14:362-7 pubmed
    ..It did not aim to establish epidemiological figures...
  23. Alldredge B, Lowenstein D, Simon R. Placebo-controlled trial of intravenous diphenylhydantoin for short-term treatment of alcohol withdrawal seizures. Am J Med. 1989;87:645-8 pubmed
    ..Our goal was to evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous diphenylhydantoin for prevention of alcohol withdrawal seizures in high-risk patients using a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study design...
  24. Hawley R, Schulman E, Major L, Poplack J, Catravas G. Elevated cerebrospinal fluid histidine in alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol. 1988;5:321-3 pubmed
    ..Possible reasons for these high concentrations and the extreme variability (especially early in alcohol withdrawal) are discussed...
  25. Saunders P, Copeland J, Dewey M, Davidson I, McWilliam C, Sharma V, et al. Heavy drinking as a risk factor for depression and dementia in elderly men. Findings from the Liverpool longitudinal community study. Br J Psychiatry. 1991;159:213-6 pubmed
    ..This association between heavy alcohol consumption in earlier years and psychiatric morbidity in later life is not explained by current drinking habits...
  26. Macher J, Minot R, Duval F, Luthringer R, Toussaint M, Schaltenbrand N. [Neuro-electrophysiologic studies in abstinent and depressed alcoholic patients treated with tianeptine]. Presse Med. 1991;20:1853-7 pubmed
  27. Galeeva A, Iur ev E, Khusnutdinova E. [The evaluation of VNTR-polymorphism in the gene of dopamine transporter in men of different nationalities with acute alcoholic psychosis]. Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2001;101:43-5 pubmed
    ..of the gene of dopamine transporter (DAT) in men of the Russian and Tatar nationalities with acute alcoholic psychoses was analyzed by method of the polymerase chain reaction...
  28. Kato N. [Clinical concept of alcoholic dementia]. Arukoru Kenkyuto Yakubutsu Ison. 1991;26:119-33 pubmed
  29. Akai J. Anatomo-pathological studies on alcoholic dementia: a review and up to date research. Arukoru Kenkyuto Yakubutsu Ison. 1991;26:134-41 pubmed
    ..Pathomorphological investigations in our laboratory have put forward some significant findings...
  30. Brown M, Anton R, Malcolm R, Ballenger J. Alcohol detoxification and withdrawal seizures: clinical support for a kindling hypothesis. Biol Psychiatry. 1988;23:507-14 pubmed
    ..These findings support the concept that previous alcohol withdrawals may "kindle" more serious subsequent withdrawal symptomatology, ultimately culminating in withdrawal seizures...
  31. Lohr J, Bracha H. Can schizophrenia be related to prenatal exposure to alcohol? Some speculations. Schizophr Bull. 1989;15:595-603 pubmed
    ..In this article we propose that prenatal exposure to alcohol may relate to a small fraction of patients who later develop schizophrenia...
  32. Nordstrom G, Berglund M. Delirium tremens: a prospective long-term follow-up study. J Stud Alcohol. 1988;49:178-85 pubmed
    ..Patterns and processes of improvement were found to be related more to background characteristics in terms of personality disturbance and social stability than to the severity of withdrawal symptoms...
  33. Razvodovskiĭ I. [Alcoholism and alcoholic psychosis in Belarus in 1970-1999]. Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2002;102:58-63 pubmed
    ..correlation, factor and cluster analyses, a strong positive correlation was found between the incidence of alcoholic psychoses and level of vodka consumption per capita...
  34. Benzer D. Quantification of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome in 487 alcoholic patients. J Subst Abuse Treat. 1990;7:117-23 pubmed
    ..6% of 487 hospitalized alcoholics required pharmacotherapy. The MSSA is a convenient, effective, and efficient tool for monitoring the AWS...
  35. Corley R, Allen D. Multivariate diallel analysis of ethanol withdrawal symptoms in mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1988;12:99-104 pubmed
    ..Total ethanol consumption during the exposure period was positively correlated with low dependence between strains, and negatively correlated with measures of low dependence within cells...
  36. Cushman P. Clonidine and alcohol withdrawal. Adv Alcohol Subst Abuse. 1987;7:17-28 pubmed
    ..They represent a promising, novel, but still investigational approach. Additional data, particularly comparing them to the benzodiazepines, are needed before their potential in therapeutics can be assessed...
  37. Pristach C, Smith C. Self-reported effects of alcohol use on symptoms of schizophrenia. Psychiatr Serv. 1996;47:421-3 pubmed
    ..Subjects with an alcohol-related diagnosis were significantly more likely than those without such a diagnosis to cite relief of depression and problems or worries as a reason for alcohol use...
  38. Hebenstreit G, Fellerer K, Twerdy B, Pfeiffer K, Zadravec S, Ferdinand P. [L-tryptophan in pre-delirium and delirium conditions]. Infusionstherapie. 1989;16:92-6 pubmed
    ..It was only necessary to apply l-tryptophan for longer than 7 days in 4 of 32 patients. Furthermore, under this medication no patient in a state of predelirium at delivery into the hospital developed full delirium tremens...
  39. Kasahara H, Karasawa A, Ariyasu T, Thukahara T, Satou J, Ushijima S. Alcohol dementia and alcohol delirium in aged alcoholics. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1996;50:115-23 pubmed
    ..A similar trend was found in aged alcoholics with dementia compared with those without dementia...
  40. Mass R, Hitschfeld K, Wall E, Wagner H. [Validity of assessment of schizophrenic basic symptoms]. Nervenarzt. 1997;68:205-11 pubmed
    ..Regarding (3), FBF and BSABS were found to be more closely related to negative than to positive PANSS items. Theoretical implications and consequences for further research are discussed...
  41. Eckardt M, Rohrbaugh J, Rio D, Martin P. Positron emission tomography as a technique for studying the chronic effects of alcohol on the human brain. Ann Med. 1990;22:341-5 pubmed
    ..It is anticipated that future research studies will include cognitive challenges and utilization of PET ligands being developed to bind to specific receptors in the brain...
  42. Nemtsov A. Alcohol-related human losses in Russia in the 1980s and 1990s. Addiction. 2002;97:1413-25 pubmed
    ..The estimation of alcohol-related human losses in Russia in the 1980s and 1990s...
  43. Chapin J, Woodward D. Ethanol withdrawal increases sensory responsiveness of single somatosensory cortical neurons in the awake, behaving rat. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1989;13:8-14 pubmed
    ..By contrast, the same manipulations had little effect when carried out during light intoxication or early stages of withdrawal.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  44. Petrakis I, Limoncelli D, Gueorguieva R, Jatlow P, Boutros N, Trevisan L, et al. Altered NMDA glutamate receptor antagonist response in individuals with a family vulnerability to alcoholism. Am J Psychiatry. 2004;161:1776-82 pubmed
  45. Besson J, Crawford J, Parker D, Smith F. Magnetic resonance imaging in Alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, alcoholic dementia and Korsakoff's psychosis. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1989;80:451-8 pubmed
    ..The possible role of T1 measures in the pathophysiology of these disorders is discussed...
  46. Schuckit M, Gunderson E. The use of alcoholic subtype diagnoses in the U.S. Navy. Dis Nerv Syst. 1974;35:563-7 pubmed
    ..It was concluded that from these perspectives the alcoholic subtype system of the DMS II adds little, if anything, beyond the basic diagnosis of alcoholism as outlined by the National Council on Alcoholism Criteria...
  47. Koranyi E, Ravindran A, Seguin J. Alcohol withdrawal concealing symptoms of subdural hematoma--a caveat. Psychiatr J Univ Ott. 1990;15:15-7 pubmed
    ..Symptoms of significant medical illnesses, in this case subdural hematoma, is easily overlooked in midst of alcohol withdrawal. Unusual symptoms must be regarded with caution...
  48. Hinze Selch D, Weber M, Zimmermann U, Pollmacher T. [Thiamine treatment in psychiatry and neurology]. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2000;68:113-20 pubmed
    ..3) General practitioners, psychiatrists and neurologists should take care of the oral supplementation of thiamine, sufficient nutrition, and they are the physicians to diagnose early stages of thiamine deficiency...
  49. Hoogenraad T. [Psychosis during and after disulfiram use]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2002;146:965; author reply 965 pubmed
  50. Miller F. Protracted alcohol withdrawal delirium. J Subst Abuse Treat. 1994;11:127-30 pubmed
  51. Edwards G. Withdrawal symptoms and alcohol dependence: fruitful mysteries. Br J Addict. 1990;85:447-61 pubmed
  52. Klostermann W, Vieregge P, Kömpf D. [Musical pseudo-hallucination in acquired hearing loss]. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 1992;60:262-73 pubmed
    ..The different modes of emergence, the spectrum of clinical features and their course are outlined. Differential diagnostic, pathogenetic and therapeutic aspects are discussed...
  53. Soyka M. Psychopathological characteristics in alcohol hallucinosis and paranoid schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1990;81:255-9 pubmed
    ..Patients with alcohol hallucinosis had more relatives with an alcohol history (P less than 0.001), and schizophrenics more relatives with schizophrenic psychosis (P less than 0.001)...