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93 Possible Causes for Hallucinations, Paranoid State, Sudden Death

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    death have also been reported. [5] The attack is often precipitated by environmental factors, reduced calorie intake, medications (barbiturates, calcium channel blockers,[joacp.org] After supplement of sodium, the symptoms of hallucinations and delirium disappeared.[doi.org] The patient died at 3.3 years of age of sudden death while sleeping.[doi.org]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    […] cases) over one to two weeks, neurological symptoms (muscular weakness, sensory loss or convulsions) and psychological symptoms (irritability, anxiety, auditory or visual hallucinations[orpha.net] Sudden death can occur during an acute attack and is thought to be due to cardiac arrhythmia.[patient.info] […] neck and chest pain are seen in approximately 50% of cases, as are hypertension, tachycardia, mental changes (restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, disorientation, paranoia and hallucinations[symptoma.com]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    death of traumatic or neurological origin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In chronic alcoholism a paranoid condition may occur, and this often is incurable.[thesaurus.com] Abstinence syndrome with chronic alcoholism causes serious mental disorders in the form of hallucinations and fainting.[tadalafilgen.com]

  • Acute Amphetamine Intoxication

    Sudden cardiac death is often related to amphetamine overdose because the drugs are commonly used to increase physical performance and stamina in activities involving high[amphetamines.com] In both cases, mental status changed, passing through three distinct stages: restlessness and insomnia, hallucinatory paranoid state, and disturbance of consciousness.”[idmu.co.uk] When hallucinations occur in the absence of intact reality testing, a diagnosis of Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder, With Hallucinations, should be considered.[dsm.wikia.com]

  • Crack Ingestion

    In rare instances, sudden death can occur on the first use of cocaine or unexpectedly thereafter. However, there is no way to determine who is prone to sudden death.[recoverythroughsupport.com] Cocaine abusers can also experience severe paranoia -- a temporary state of full-blown paranoid psychosis -- in which they lose touch with reality and experience auditory[thebody.com] There may be hallucinations and confusion. The person may think there are bugs crawling on his skin. They may pick and scratch at their skin.[narconon.org]

  • Schizophrenia

    Is adenosine associated with sudden death in schizophrenia? A new framework linking the adenosine pathway to risk of sudden death.[dx.doi.org] (in contrast to paranoid schizophrenics who tend to be suspicious and jumpy); and simple schizophrenics, who exhibit a "loss of interest and initiative" like the catatonic[antipsychiatry.org] Persistent auditory verbal hallucination is a clinically significant problem in schizophrenia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

    It is implicated as a potential cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. We report a 41-year-old woman who presented with anti-NMDAR encephalitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In the unresponsive state, affected individuals have their eyes open but are unresponsive to visual threats.[dx.doi.org] In view of refractory seizures, hallucinations, psychobehavioral and catalepsy like symptoms, and CSF showing lymphocytic pleocytosis, possibility of autoimmune encephalitis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cocaine Abuse

    Autopsy, following a sudden, unexpected death, revealed a double aortic arch which was compressing the trachea and the esophagus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] thoughts or mental state Withdrawal Symptoms If a person stops cocaine use develops withdrawal symptoms, this is a huge indicator of cocaine abuse and addiction.[thecanyonmalibu.com] […] loss Lacking the need for sleep Seizures Elevated body temperature Cognitive symptoms : Ability to hyperfocus Heightened startle response Intensified alertness Psychosis Hallucinations[sonorabehavioral.com]

  • Phencyclidine Intoxication

    Most cases of sudden death during arrest have involved cocaine intoxication; because phencyclidine's pharmacologic properties are quite different from those of cocaine, these[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] delusions Catatonia Speech difficulties Depersonalization Salivation Seizures Coma Death According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), around 75,000 people in the United States[riveroakstreatment.com] Symptoms in 11 patients suspected of phencyclidine intoxication included violent, aggressive behavior with delusions, hallucinations, agitation, and other signs of toxic psychosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Rabies

    Sudden death without recognizable signs of illness is also not uncommon.[britannica.com] Progressive Rabies Symptoms As the disease progresses, neurological symptoms appear and may include: Insomnia Anxiety Confusion Slight or partial paralysis Excitation Hallucinations[rabies.emedtv.com] death.[pets.webmd.com]

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