Clinical and psychopatological features of organic depressive disorder in the individual abusing alcohol (case report)Journal: Medicni perspektivi (Vol.20, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2015-03-16
Authors : Spirina I.D.; Leonov S.F.; Shusterman T.Yo.; Varshavskiy Ya.S.;
Page : 81-85
Keywords : depression; organic disorder; abusing alcohol;
The article describes a clinical case of organic depressive disorder in the personality who sustained a traumatic brain injury and who abused alcohol, with distinguishing number of clinical and psychopathological features. Depressed mood, slowed thinking process, sleep disturbances, low self-esteem, hypochondriacal tendencies allowed to diagnose depressive disorder. Clinical history on sustained brain concussion, as well as inertness of nervous and mental processes revealed in psychodiagnostic study testified to organic genesis of the disease. Alcohol abuse by the person having an adverse organic background contributed to appearance of psychotic symptoms in clinical picture. Hallucinatory and delusional inclusions relatively quickly stopped on a background of antipsychotic treatment; this testified that they are secondary to the affective (depressive) symptoms.
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