Analysis on Psychotic Disorders Caused by Qigong

Author: Shen S//Chen K
Affiliation: Guangji Hospital, Suzhou 215008, China
Conference/Journal: ACTA Academiae Medicinae Suzhou
Date published: 1998
Other: Volume ID: 18 , Issue ID: 7 , Pages: 752 , Word Count: 182

Objective: To discuss the relationship of Qigong and psychotic disorders
Methods: The study was carried out in 17 subjects (14 female and 3 male) who were diagnosed with psychotic disorders caused by Qigong, 33-54 years old. Antipsychotic drugs were applied to treat psychotic disorder caused by Qigong. After 4-5 year follow-up, all subjects were re-diagnosed and re-evaluate, according to the diagnostic criteria of CCMD-2.
Results: Four subjects had completed senior high school, 8 cases had completed junior high school, and 5 subjects had not received elementary education. One subject had a 20-year personal history of neurasthenic, 1 subject had a 26-year personal history of hysteria, and 2 subjects had a family history of psychosis. Psychotic symptoms were alleviated by continuous antipsychotic drugs taken for 23.5 days as an average. All the subjects didn’t exercise Qigong any more at follow-up. Five subjects were rehospitalized, 6 subjects were in good conditions, and 3 subjects were on sick leave.
Conclusion: More middle-aged women were afflicted by psychotic disorders after exercising Qigong than men. The level of patient education is low. Psychotic disorders have no characteristic relationship with Qigong, and Qigong is only an inducement.