MENTAL ILLNESS : Cocaine poisoning (overdose) COCAINISM (COCAINISMUS) - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
Etiology - chronic poisoning by cocaine. In some cases, there is psychopathy, instability of the psyche.
Symptoms. Acute poisoning is known as a cocaine intoxication, accompanied by:
The excitement can reach such degrees that leads to the paralysis of heart and respiration. In chronic poisoning there is often loss of memory, attention, will power, sudden fatigue, as well as the decline of power. On the grounds of chronic poisoning can develop a picture of cocaine delirium, characterized by hallucinations, delusions of persecution, delusions of jealousy, with a clear consciousness; especially characterized by hallucinations of touch.
Cocainism quickly leads to SOMATO-mental degradation. The pupils are mostly dilated.
Prevention and treatment, as in morphinism (see). Sometimes it suffices to use conventional hypnotic and suggestive psychotherapy. To take cocaine should immediately.