PICA WITH AN UNUSUAL FORM OF PRESENTATION: A CASE REPORT

  • Aditi Acharya Senior Resident Doctor, Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai.
  • Avinash Desousa Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai.
  • Sushma Sonavane Addl. Prof. Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai.
  • Sagar Karia Speciality Medical Officer, Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai.

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Geophagia is a condition involving the consumption of mud and is a form of eating disorder known as pica. Pica is an unusual craving for ingestion of
either edible or inedible substances. Although, pica is not linked to solvent abuse, here we report a middle aged lady with mud eating that responded
to selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors and cognitive behavior therapy.
Keywords: Pica, Geophagia, Mud eating.

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Acharya, A., A. Desousa, S. Sonavane, and S. Karia. “PICA WITH AN UNUSUAL FORM OF PRESENTATION: A CASE REPORT”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 8, no. 4, July 2015, p. 6, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/6164.
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