Original Articles

A pica case associated with suicide-bereavement


Suleyman Demirel University, Department of Psychiatry

Alpha Psychiatry 2014; 15: Supplement S39-S42
DOI: 10.5455/apd.149941
Read: 860 Downloads: 492 Published: 01 February 2014

Pica is defined as the consumption of non-edible substances for at least one month. Although there are reports about the causes of pica accusing nutritional deficiencies and psychosocial stress, the etiology and treatment protocols still remain unclear. In this case, a patient with pica accompanied by serious psychiatric and medical comorbidities which occur after witnessing a suicide during adolescence is described firstly in the literature. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2014; 15(0.100): S39-S42]

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