Industrial Psychiatry Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 189--191

Paper eating: An unusual obsessive-compulsive disorder dimension


Abhishek Bharti, Ashwani Kumar Mishra, Vishal Sinha, Zeeshan Anwar, Vipin Kumar, Sayantanava Mitra 
 Department of Psychiatry, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sayantanava Mitra
Department of Psychiatry, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
India

There is a lot of diversity in the medical realm; where unspecified sign and symptoms might confuse and force even experienced clinicians to commit mistakes. Paper eating is presently included in pica, but certain rare compulsions may mimic this and cause confusion for unsuspecting observers. We report a case of paper eating as a manifestation of compulsion in a 15-year-old girl, and reiterate that missing on rare presentations might cause the patient sufferings from inadvertent pharmacological treatment efforts.


How to cite this article:
Bharti A, Mishra AK, Sinha V, Anwar Z, Kumar V, Mitra S. Paper eating: An unusual obsessive-compulsive disorder dimension.Ind Psychiatry J 2015;24:189-191


How to cite this URL:
Bharti A, Mishra AK, Sinha V, Anwar Z, Kumar V, Mitra S. Paper eating: An unusual obsessive-compulsive disorder dimension. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Sep 27 ];24:189-191
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