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A reappraisal of alcoholic psychoses

  • John Cutting (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 July 2009

A retrospective study of alcoholic psychoses is reported. The phenomena of the illnesses corresponded poorly with classical descriptions of alcoholic hallucinosis, delirium tremens and alcoholic paranoia. Alternative diagnostic approaches were tried (Catego, restrictive definition of alcoholic hallucinosis). The problems of distinguishing psychoses with associated organic factors from ‘idiopathic’ forms are discussed.

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1Address for correspondence: Dr J. Cutting, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF.
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