Paranoid-hallucinatory psychoses in acromegaly
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Schweiz Arch Neurol Neurochir Psychiatr. 1976;118(2):357-77.
[Paranoid-hallucinatory psychoses in acromegaly].
[Article in German]
Paranoid halluzinatory psychoses associated with acromegaly occur rarely. This paper presents three own observations and at the same time gives a revue of cases reported in the literature. Based on these observations it is attempted to characterize structure and cause of these psychoses and to correlate the psychopathology with the development and severity of the somatic disease. The discussion of the psychopathology includes the problem of differentiation between somatic determined psychoses and endogenous disorders, i.e. schizophrenic and manic depressive illness. It also considers factors such as personality structure and situation of life.