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CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY INSULIN SHOCK TECHNIC IN TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA: REPORT OF TWO CASES

CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY INSULIN SHOCK TECHNIC IN TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA: REPORT OF TWO CASES Abstract In 1940, in describing our ambulatory insulin shock technic for patients with mental disorders, we1 reported that 81 per cent of such patients who were treated with mild daily hypoglycemic shocks over a period of several months showed definite clinical improvement. The most marked improvement was observed in patients with schizophrenia. This observation was recently confirmed.2 The view was expressed that it might be necessary to treat certain patients with mild daily hypoglycemic shocks for an indefinite period in order to maintain clinical improvement. The present report deals with the cases of 2 patients with schizophrenenia treated with the ambulatory insulin shock technic over a period of two and a half years, in 1 case, and one and a fourth years in the other. TECHNIC OF THE AMBULATORY INSULIN TREATMENT The patients received one hypodermic injection of insulin daily at 5 a. m. and when, several hours later, References 1. Polatin, P.; Spotnitz, H., and Wiesel, B.: Ambulatory Insulin Treatment of Mental Disorders , New York State J. Med. 40:843-848 ( (June 1) ) 1940. 2. Tomlinson, P. J., and Ozarin, L. D.: Ambulatory Insulin Therapy: Report of Fifty-Two Cases, read at the Inter-Hospital Conference of the New York "Up-State" Hospitals, Utica, N. Y., April 25, 1941. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

CONTINUOUS AMBULATORY INSULIN SHOCK TECHNIC IN TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA: REPORT OF TWO CASES

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1942 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6754
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290010063005
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Abstract

Abstract In 1940, in describing our ambulatory insulin shock technic for patients with mental disorders, we1 reported that 81 per cent of such patients who were treated with mild daily hypoglycemic shocks over a period of several months showed definite clinical improvement. The most marked improvement was observed in patients with schizophrenia. This observation was recently confirmed.2 The view was expressed that it might be necessary to treat certain patients with mild daily hypoglycemic shocks for an indefinite period in order to maintain clinical improvement. The present report deals with the cases of 2 patients with schizophrenenia treated with the ambulatory insulin shock technic over a period of two and a half years, in 1 case, and one and a fourth years in the other. TECHNIC OF THE AMBULATORY INSULIN TREATMENT The patients received one hypodermic injection of insulin daily at 5 a. m. and when, several hours later, References 1. Polatin, P.; Spotnitz, H., and Wiesel, B.: Ambulatory Insulin Treatment of Mental Disorders , New York State J. Med. 40:843-848 ( (June 1) ) 1940. 2. Tomlinson, P. J., and Ozarin, L. D.: Ambulatory Insulin Therapy: Report of Fifty-Two Cases, read at the Inter-Hospital Conference of the New York "Up-State" Hospitals, Utica, N. Y., April 25, 1941.

Journal

Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1942

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