6C40.60/F10.5 Alcohol-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations

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Aetiology

Alcohol-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations is caused by the overuse of alcohol which can lead to changes in the brain. These changes can include increased dopamine levels, which can cause hallucinations.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Alcohol-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations is done by a doctor or mental health professional. The diagnosis is based on a physical exam and detailed medical and psychiatric history. The doctor will also assess the patient’s symptoms, such as hallucinations, and take a urine or blood test to check for alcohol levels.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance-induced psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, and other psychotic disorders.

Treatment

Treatment for Alcohol-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations is typically focused on reducing or eliminating the use of alcohol. This may include medications to help with symptoms, such as antipsychotics, as well as psychotherapy and behavioural therapy.

Prognosis

The prognosis for Alcohol-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations is generally good if the patient is able to reduce or stop their alcohol use. With proper treatment, most people can return to their previous level of functioning.

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