Giant has hallucinations
Type of Spiritual Experience
Acromegaly is a syndrome that results when the anterior pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH). It produces ‘giants’.
A description of the experience
Actas Luso Esp Neurol Psiquiatr Cienc Afines 1989 Nov-Dec;17(6):386-90. [A case of toxic psychosis caused by bromocriptine]. [Article in Spanish] Jimeno Valdés A Ruiz Otazo AM Jimeno Bulnes N
We present a short review of literature concerning the problem of bromocriptine-induced psychosis A case of toxic psychosis following treatment on bromocriptine in an acromegalic patient who had previously undergone hypophysectomy is also reported. On two occasions after having received low doses of bromocriptine for several months, the patient developed a psychotic syndrome characterized by violent behaviour, auditory hallucinations, paranoid misinterpretation, threatening delusions and depersonalization, which lasted several weeks.
On treatment with neuroleptics, the symptoms gradually remitted. In the context of the reviewed literature, an outstanding feature of the case is the absence of psychiatric history, which is not frequent, but not unlikely in the published case-reports. This reassures the authors' on the unespecificity of psychiatric syndromes, broadly discussed in our own and other colleges' references.