PMID: 7909Jan 1, 1976

Dynamics of mental disorders in poisoning with hypnotic and sedative preparations

Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova
D D FedotovA S Chudin


In order to study some mental disorders due to poisoning by sleeping and sedative drugs 258 patients with mental and boderline conditions (who had taken these drugs in toxic doses) were studied in the Sklifosovskiy Moscow Research Institute of Emergency Medical Aid. The revealed mental disorders on different stages of poisoning were less differentiated in the acute period (clouded consciousness, coma) and most diverse in pre- and postcomatose stages, where they were characterized by disturbed consciousness, hallucinatory and delusional experiences, epileptiformal syndromes, emotional, motor and other disturbances. The symptomatology depended upon the type of medical drug, intensity of medical procedures, the mental or boderline disease itself which influences the clinical picture of every stage of the intoxication.

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