Alcoholism and Schizophrenia

  • Martin S. Kesselman
  • Joel Solomon
  • Malcolm Beaudett
  • Barbara Thornton


Clinical experience indicates that the concurrence of alcoholism and schizophrenia in the same individual is a far from unusual circumstance. Clinicians generally attribute a poor prognosis and stormy course to the combination and it is not uncommon to find alcohol treatment programs which reject patients with the stigmata of functional psychosis, or so-called schizophrenia treatment units which prematurely discharge or refuse to accept patients with a history of serious alcohol abuse.


Alcohol Abuse Schizophrenic Patient Alcohol Withdrawal Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Delirium Tremens 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin S. Kesselman
    • 1
    • 5
  • Joel Solomon
    • 2
  • Malcolm Beaudett
    • 3
  • Barbara Thornton
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PsychiatryState University of New York, Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Division of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Department of PsychiatryState University of New York, Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Downstate Medical CenterState University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  4. 4.Kingsboro Psychiatric CenterBrooklynUSA
  5. 5.Kings County Hospital CenterBrooklynUSA

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