[Treatment of a dermatozoon delusion with neuroleptics]

Psychiatr Prax. 1984 Jul;11(4):116-9.
[Article in German]


The author treated as inpatients or outpatients a total of 26 individuals with typical acarophobia syndrome, using neuroleptics, mainly Pimozid/Orap. His results have shown that neuroleptics are drugs with rapid and pronounced action in acarophobia and that they have a syndrome-specific profile. The author presents the theoretical and practical consequences of his experiences in connection with this mode of treatment.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Delusions / drug therapy*
  • Delusions / psychology
  • Dementia / drug therapy
  • Ectoparasitic Infestations / psychology*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Schizophrenia / drug therapy


  • Antipsychotic Agents