Experiences with disulfiram implants in the treatment of alcoholics; description of a disulfiram psychosis
The author reports his experiences in 21 alcoholics in whom disulfiram tablets were implanted into the M.rectus abdominis. The — as yet scanty — literature is briefly discussed, as well as the comparatively limited field of indication. The case of one patient who developed a psychosis after the intervention is reviewed in greater detail, in view of the importance of this development. The conclusion appears to be warranted that for a small number of alcoholics the implantation method means a valuable addition to the therapeutic possibilities, in spite of the many contra-indications.