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Pimozide in the treatment of monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1155199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An account is given of six cases treated with pimozide. Four of there cases fall into the diagnostic category of monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychosis, a group with a traditionally poor prognosis. Three out of the four have responded favourably to pimozide, while the fourth showed a partial improvement. A fifth case also showed a marked degree of improvement despite a possibility of early cerebral arteriopathy. The one case which showed no improvement was suspected all along of having a personality disorder rather than a psychotic illness, and this was subsequently confirmed. It is suggested that pimozide: a) may be an effective treatment for monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychoses whatever their aetiology; and b) may differentiate rapidly between cases of monosymptomatic hypochondriacal psychoses and dysmorphophobias due to neurotically determined factors.
Authors:
J Riding; A Munro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0001-690X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Publication Date:  1975 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-05     Completed Date:  1975-11-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370364     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Drug Evaluation
Female
Humans
Hypochondriasis / drug therapy*
Male
Middle Aged
Pimozide / therapeutic use*
Psychotic Disorders / drug therapy*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
2062-78-4/Pimozide

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