Cough mixture induced psychosis.

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.
AuthorsD T Lee, L C Lam, K P Chan, H C Leung
JournalThe British journal of clinical practice (Br J Clin Pract) 1996 Oct-Nov Vol. 50 Issue 7 Pg. 400-1 ISSN: 0007-0947 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID9015916 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Antitussive Agents
  • Haloperidol
  • Adult
  • Antitussive Agents (adverse effects)
  • Haloperidol (therapeutic use)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid (chemically induced, drug therapy)

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