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Pica in an eating disordered woman with multiple sclerosis: impulse dys-control, compulsive symptom or self-medication attempt?
Eat Weight Disord 2010 Mar-Jun; 15(1-2):e116-8EW

Abstract

We report about a complex case of pica in comorbidity with multiple sclerosis and binge eating disorder. Pica is classified among the feeding and eating disorders of infancy and early childhood, but there is a debate in the literature about the psychopathology and classification of this behavior. Some authors emphasize the similarities with the obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, whereas others propose an interpretation of pica as an addiction or as an impulsive behavior. The clinical case that we describe provides a picture of impulsive and compulsive features that are very difficult to disentangle. It is noteworthy that hypercalcemia is reported to have a protective/therapeutic effect against multiple sclerosis and seems to increase the plasmatic levels of beta-endorphins. The nature, diagnostic classification, and functions of pica are a topic worthy of future investigation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosciences, University of Padua, 35128 Padua, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20571315

Citation

Ceschin, L, et al. "Pica in an Eating Disordered Woman With Multiple Sclerosis: Impulse Dys-control, Compulsive Symptom or Self-medication Attempt?" Eating and Weight Disorders : EWD, vol. 15, no. 1-2, 2010, pp. e116-8.
Ceschin L, Giannunzio V, Favaro A, et al. Pica in an eating disordered woman with multiple sclerosis: impulse dys-control, compulsive symptom or self-medication attempt? Eat Weight Disord. 2010;15(1-2):e116-8.
Ceschin, L., Giannunzio, V., Favaro, A., & Santonastaso, P. (2010). Pica in an eating disordered woman with multiple sclerosis: impulse dys-control, compulsive symptom or self-medication attempt? Eating and Weight Disorders : EWD, 15(1-2), pp. e116-8.
Ceschin L, et al. Pica in an Eating Disordered Woman With Multiple Sclerosis: Impulse Dys-control, Compulsive Symptom or Self-medication Attempt. Eat Weight Disord. 2010;15(1-2):e116-8. PubMed PMID: 20571315.
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