Is Pica an eating disorder or an obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorder?

  title={Is Pica an eating disorder or an obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorder?},
  author={Sabri̇ Herg{\"u}ner and İlker {\"O}zyıldırım and Cansaran Tanıdır},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
What is pica and rumination disorder? Diagnosis and treatment approaches (tur)
Diagnostic criteria, clinical features and treatment options for pica and rumination disorder are summarized, based on recent research.
Acuphagia on the Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum in an Adolescent Male
This case involves Mr. C, a 16-year-old male with a history of depression, anxiety, and ten previous intentional foreign body ingestions involving sharp objects such as needles, forks, and thumbtacks, who states that he recently ate a nail and denies any current obsessions.
Phenomenology, psychiatric comorbidity and family history in referred preschool children with obsessive-compulsive disorder
The results indicated that OCD in referred preschool children is more common in males, highly comorbid with other psychiatric disorders, and associated with high rates of family history of OCD.
A Unique Case of Pica of Adult Onset with Interesting Psychosexual Aspects
A young lady with unusual sensation in her abdomen was found to consume iron nails over years and there was history of dyspareunia since her marriage three months back, which warrants the need to look into this entity more closely with regards to its occurrence and etiology.
Life threatening self starvation; a case report
In analysis of a patient with severe anorexia, the psychological causes should not be forgotten and if the feeding pattern of the patient was observed at the beginning, unnecessary investigating and life threatening worsening of the condition could have been avoided.
[Pica: nosographical and psychopathological aspects].
The authors, after examining a clinical case of obsessive-compulsive disorder, associated to Pica syndrome, analyse psychopathological development of the symptomatology in its complex, refuting some
Pica as a manifestation of iron deficiency
The aim was to describe the phenomenon in its various aspects, to touch briefly on the historical and cultural background, and to examine in more detail the studies that tried to analyze the relative roles of iron deficiency and pica.
Olgu sunumu A pica case associated with suicide-bereavement
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.
A pica case associated with suicide-bereavement -
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.


Pica responding to SSRI: An OCD spectrum disorder?
  • M. Bhatia, Ravi Gupta
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
  • 2009
It is concluded that stress may induce the pica in some adults and that such feelings have impulsive/compulsive characters and appropriate management of stress may help to alleviate the symptoms of pica.
Is pica in the spectrum of obsessive-compulsive disorders?
Obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders
These concepts and several representative obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders including both compulsive and impulsive disorders, as well as the three different symptom clusters: OCD, body dysmorphic disorder, pathological gambling, sexual compulsivity, and autism spectrum disorders are reviewed.
The Obsessive–Compulsive Spectrum of Disorders
  • D. Stein
  • Medicine, Psychology
    CNS Spectrums
  • 2000
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Spectrum: Pathogenesis Diagnosis and Treatment By Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias and Fugen A. Neziroglu. American Psychiatric Press, $69.50 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related
Broadening the perspective of pica: literature review.
This review presents a framework for understanding pica as a general practice, summarizes divergent reported hypotheses and conclusions, and illustrates that there is a need for more comprehensive studies of prevalence and incidence and use of deductive as well as inductive research processes.
Sponge eating: is it an obsessive compulsive disorder or an unusual form of pica?
An unusual but completely reversible form of pica in the form obsessive compulsive sponge eating (pervasive disorder) was reported as an odd manifestation of IDA and CD.
Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity.
The CY-BOCS yields reliable and valid subscale and total scores for obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in children and adolescents with OCD and may be influenced by age of the child and the hazards associated with integrating data from parental and patient sources.
Baking-soda pica in an adolescent patient.
User's guide for the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV axis I disorders SCID-I-clinician version
  • 1997
Pica — is it a variant of obsessive–compulsive disorder? A case report
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  • 1995