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A snake lady: post-concussion syndrome manifesting visual hallucinations of snakes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7240106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 37-year-old female was referred to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa with visual hallucinations of snakes that began ten months after a brief loss of consciousness in a car accident. She also complained about a persistent headache and depressed mood that began shortly after the accident. Her depressive symptoms did not respond to amitriptyline or ECT. By thoroughly reviewing the clinical features and course of this patient, we conclude that the she did not have a typical, definite psychiatric syndrome explaining her hallucinations. The hallucination of snakes in this case may be a manifestation of post-concussional syndrome.
D W Loyd; M T Tsuang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical psychiatry     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0160-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-10     Completed Date:  1981-08-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801243     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Concussion / psychology*
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / psychology
Depressive Disorder / psychology
Hallucinations / psychology*
Visual Perception*

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