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Discovering Delirium Tremens

Matthew Warner Osborn

in Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 2 describes why delirium tremens became a topic of intense medical interest to American physicians soon after it was first described in 1813. While previously physicians had little interest ... More


The Drunkard’s Demons

Matthew Warner Osborn

in Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The final chapter traces how delirium tremens shaped representations of pathological drinking in mid nineteenth-century popular culture. Finding depictions of the disease in the writings of some of ... More


: Alcoholics and Pink Elephants

Matthew Warner Osborn

in Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Ranging broadly into the twenty-first century, the epilogue considers the enduring influence of delirium tremens on medical and popular conceptions of alcoholism and drug use. It illustrates how ... More


What is Psychosis?

Michael T Compton and Beth Broussard

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372496
eISBN:
9780197562659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372496.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

We began the Preface with a list of questions that people experiencing psychosis and their family members often have. As we mentioned, an episode of psychosis can be frightening, confusing, and ... More


What are the Symptoms of Psychosis?

Michael T Compton and Beth Broussard

in The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372496
eISBN:
9780197562659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372496.003.0010
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Before learning about the symptoms of psychosis, it is important to understand what doctors mean by the words symptoms, signs, syndromes, and diagnosis. In this chapter, we explain these four words ... More


What Diagnoses are Associated with Psychosis?

Michael T Compton and Beth Broussard

in The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372496
eISBN:
9780197562659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372496.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

As described in Chapter 1, psychosis is a syndrome. This syndrome can include a number of different signs and symptoms (see Chapter 2 on What Are the Symptoms of Psychosis?). In this chapter, we ... More


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