Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 314–318

Psychotic manifestations of alcoholism

  • David M. Greenberg
  • Joseph W. Y. Lee

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-001-0027-9

Cite this article as:
Greenberg, D.M. & Lee, J.W.Y. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2001) 3: 314. doi:10.1007/s11920-001-0027-9


The psychotic manifestations of alcohol physical and psychiatric disorders have been documented for many centuries; however, the distinction of the various disorders remains less well defined. Individuals often have comorbid elements of several disorders, and the psychotic phenomenon are often diverse. The psychotic manifestations of alcohol withdrawal, delirium tremens, alcohol hallucinosis, Wernicke’s-Korsakoff’s psychosis, alcohol pellagra and hepatic encephalopathy, Marchiafava-Bignami, central pontine myelinosis, and alcohol dementia are discussed in this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Greenberg
    • 1
  • Joseph W. Y. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Western Australia, & State Forensic Mental Health Service, Graylands HospitalClaremontAustralia

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