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Combined symptomatology of psychosis, pica syndrome, and hippocampal sclerosis: A case report


Rohde, J; Claussen, M C; Kuechenhoff, B; Seifritz, E; Schuepbach, D (2013). Combined symptomatology of psychosis, pica syndrome, and hippocampal sclerosis: A case report. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46(1):89-91.

Abstract

Pica is the developmentally and culturally inappropriate eating of nonnutritive substances for at least 1 month. Herein, we present the case of a male patient that suddenly showed behavioral changes including aggressiveness, withdrawal, and perceptional disturbances at the age of 12. About 7 years later, pica symptoms emerged additionally. Neither pharmacotherapy nor electroconvulsive therapy led to success. Magnetic resonance imaging showed bilateral sclerosis of the hippocampus. The therapy with carbamazepine, clozapine, diazepam, and zinc finally improved the symptoms including the pica symptoms.

Abstract

Pica is the developmentally and culturally inappropriate eating of nonnutritive substances for at least 1 month. Herein, we present the case of a male patient that suddenly showed behavioral changes including aggressiveness, withdrawal, and perceptional disturbances at the age of 12. About 7 years later, pica symptoms emerged additionally. Neither pharmacotherapy nor electroconvulsive therapy led to success. Magnetic resonance imaging showed bilateral sclerosis of the hippocampus. The therapy with carbamazepine, clozapine, diazepam, and zinc finally improved the symptoms including the pica symptoms.

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Contributors:Rohde, J, Claussen, M C, Kuechenhoff, B, Seifritz, E, Schuepbach, D
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Klinik für Konsiliarpsychiatrie und Psychosomatik
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:January 2013
Deposited On:21 Mar 2013 11:09
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 18:47
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0276-3478
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22064
PubMed ID:23034722

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