MENTAL ILLNESS : KORSAKOV PSYCHOSIS - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
Etiology. Usually occurs on the soil of chronic alcoholism, sometimes after delirium tremens.
From the somatics often polyneuritis.
For. Develops gradually and can last for several years without significant fluctuations. Full recovery is rare, usually remain the defects of memory and perception. In more mild cases recover without defects.
Recognition from progressive paralysis: when last observed total memory loss, but the loss of ability to remember, moreover, neuritis, tremor, sweating; Wasserman negative.
Treatment involves care, otherwise symptomatic. First time in bed, warm bath. Of drugs; 0.1% strychnine 0.5 ml under the skin 1 time per day, as well as vitamin B1, glucose, caffeine.