From the October 1971 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment


Patients suffering from alcoholism and drug abuse may experience "mini-delusions"--that is, recurring false beliefs that alter behavior and thinking--reported Dr. A. N. Browne-Mayers and a team of psychiatrists from the New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College.

In a series of about 50 addiction patients, mini-delusions were seen clearly at least five times. As an example, Dr. Browne-Mayers cited an alcoholism patient who complained that she had been taken off the debutante committee of the Junior League in her community. Investigation showed that she...

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