Hallucinations in the workplace
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 1990 Oct;12(5):798-806. Psychosis following styrene exposure: a case report of neuropsychological sequelae. White DM, Daniell WE, Maxwell JK, Townes BD. University of Washington Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seattle 98195.
A patient with a significant history of substance abuse was exposed to styrene and other solvents in the workplace.
He became acutely psychotic, experiencing visual hallucinations.
The psychosis was controlled with neuroleptic medications and avoidance of solvent exposure, but he continued to show significant deficits in visual-spatial and memory abilities.
These deficits cleared with time away from the workplace. The case is of interest in terms of neuropsychological sequelae of solvent exposure and potential interaction of solvents with alcohol and recreational drugs.