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

Paper eating: An unusual obsessive-compulsive disorder dimension

Department of Psychiatry, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Sayantanava Mitra
Department of Psychiatry, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.181713

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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.

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