Massive ingestion of foreign bodies by patients with schizophrenia

Soumya Basu, Subhash Gupta, S Akthar

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Abstract

Abstract

Ingestion of foreign bodies has been reported in patients with schizophrenia, sometimes leading to severe complications. This report is of a patient with schizophrenia, who ingested a variety of non-edible substances as a manifestation of the illness and developed acute intestinal obstruction. The number of articles, their shape and size were unusual. The psychopathology that led the patient to indulge in this behaviour is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHong Kong Journal of Psychiatry
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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