Posted: Mar 04, 2018 5:06 pm
by John Platko
Because of my family situation that I described earlier I got a bit more interested in thread topic and found.


Alcohol-related psychosis is a secondary psychosis that manifests as prominent hallucinations and delusions occurring in a variety of alcohol-related conditions. For patients with alcohol use disorder, previously known as alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, psychosis can occur during phases of acute intoxication or withdrawal, with or without delirium tremens. In addition, alcohol hallucinosis and alcoholic paranoia are 2 uncommon alcohol-induced psychotic disorders, which are seen only in chronic alcoholics who have years of severe and heavy drinking. [1] Lastly, psychosis can also occur during alcohol intoxication, also known as pathologic intoxication, an uncommon condition the diagnosis of which is considered controversial. [2

Now in my family case, I'm pretty sure the person isn't a chronic alcoholic. The heavy drinking is an occasional thing where a social drinking situation gets out of hand. What I've been told about his diagnosis is that he was diagnosed manic depressive, having delusions and being paranoid. Staying away from alcohol is definitely necessary because in some conditions he just can't stop once he starts drinking. But no one is thinking that removing the alcohol solves the problem. It's way more complicated than that in his case.