By Hannah Frishberg. November 4, pm Updated November 4, pm. In the four years leading up to him fatally shooting himself in , they charted, van Gogh became an alcoholic, imbibing massive amounts of wine and absinthe, while also eating and sleeping poorly — before abruptly going sober. This, they concluded, likely led to him becoming psychotic and famously cutting off his left ear and gifting it to a woman in a brothel.
Clinical management of alcohol withdrawal: A systematic review
We report the case study of a middle-aged man diagnosed with alcohol withdrawal syndrome and transient PSD. The patient was an alcoholic who had been repeatedly hospitalized. During treatment on an outpatient basis, the patient suffered a convulsive attack and delirium related to alcohol withdrawal after drinking, and was hospitalized. His withdrawal symptoms improved after hospitalization. When he completed the alcoholism treatment program, a trial stay overnight at home was attempted.
The following case study illustrates an example of how delirium can occur in a hospitalized older adult. R is a year-old, Italian speaking woman. She was admitted to the oncology unit for ongoing treatment of advanced uterine cancer. R lives alone in her home.
Burin, C. As hypokalaemia can be symptom-free, we want to draw attention to the combination of vomiting, malnutrition and alcohol withdrawal, as these can cause lethal complications. We therefore recommend that potassium serum level should be routinely monitored during alcohol withdrawal, even when this is being managed in the community.