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

 2013 Jan;46(1):89-91. doi: 10.1002/eat.22064. Epub 2012 Oct 3.


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.

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