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A unique case of pica of adult onset with interesting psychosexual aspects.
Indian J Psychol Med 2011; 33(1):89-91IJ

Abstract

Pica has been considered as the ingestion of inedible substances or atypical food combinations. Pica has been reported widely in pediatric age group and often found to be co existing with obsessive compulsive or major depressive disorder. Reports of pica in elderly age group are relatively uncommon and rarely does it have an adult onset. In this article we present a case of adult onset pica. A young lady with unusual sensation in her abdomen was found to consume iron nails over years and there was history of dyspareunia since her marriage three months back. On query it was known that the lady is having same sex relationship over years. There unique conglomeration of cultural, psychodynamic and physiological determinants which together is responsible for this unusual habit of this lady. Moreover the onset of the disease at a late age and different psychodynamic issues make the case all the more interesting. Whether the pica is an eating disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder is still controversial. Pica has been mentioned in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV TR. The present case report warrants the need to look into this entity more closely with regards to its occurrence and etiology.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22021963

Citation

Chakraborty, Suddhendu, et al. "A Unique Case of Pica of Adult Onset With Interesting Psychosexual Aspects." Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, vol. 33, no. 1, 2011, pp. 89-91.
Chakraborty S, Sanyal D, Bhattacharyya R. A unique case of pica of adult onset with interesting psychosexual aspects. Indian J Psychol Med. 2011;33(1):89-91.
Chakraborty, S., Sanyal, D., & Bhattacharyya, R. (2011). A unique case of pica of adult onset with interesting psychosexual aspects. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 33(1), pp. 89-91. doi:10.4103/0253-7176.85405.
Chakraborty S, Sanyal D, Bhattacharyya R. A Unique Case of Pica of Adult Onset With Interesting Psychosexual Aspects. Indian J Psychol Med. 2011;33(1):89-91. PubMed PMID: 22021963.
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