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Alcoholism and hallucinosis


Alcoholics who develop psychotic episodes while incarcerated, manifest hallucinations very frequently (39 of 50 cases) although they have been abstinent for periods varying from six months to 10 years. This is in contrast to nonalcoholics who develop prison psychoses. It is probable, therefore, that hallucinosis associated with alcoholism is related to the underlying constitution and personality rather than specifically to the alcohol.

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Karlan, S.C. Alcoholism and hallucinosis. Psych Quar 15, 64–67 (1941).

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  • Public Health
  • Alcohol
  • Psychotic Episode
  • Underlying Constitution