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Mihai A, Damsa C, Allen M, et al. Viewing videotape of themselves while experiencing delirium tremens could reduce the relapse rate in alcohol-dependent patients. Addiction 2007;102:226–31.
Randomised controlled trial.
One in-patient crisis unit for people with alcohol dependence, country and time period not stated.
Sixty men admitted to hospital for suspected delirium tremens, who were diagnosed as having had DSM-IV severe alcohol dependence for at least three years, and an average daily consumption of 100 g (10 international units (IU)) alcohol (based on participant and family reports). Main exclusions: history of relapse (⩾2 previous hospitalisations, or ⩾2 relapses after other psychiatric treatments), psychotic comorbidity, receiving other drug treatments or psychotherapy, cognitive deterioration, or absence of family to provide consent.
Delirium tremens video exposure or usual care. Video exposure consisted of individual viewing a video …
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