Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cough mixture induced psychosis.

Br J Clin Pract. 1996 Oct-Nov;50(7):400-1.

Lee DT, Lam LC, Chan KP, Leung HC.
Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.


Cough mixture is the third most commonly abused substance in Hong Kong. Over the last two years, ten cases of cough mixture-induced psychosis were admitted to a University hospital. All of them were clinically indistinguishable from paranoid schizophrenia, but the psychotic symptoms often resolved promptly with the cessation of cough mixture use or a small dose of haloperidol. A representative case is described. The possible underlying aetiological mechanism and the treatment principle are discussed.

PMID: 9015916 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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