Self-Inflicted Eye Injuries in First-Episode and Previously Treated Psychosis

  title={Self-Inflicted Eye Injuries in First-Episode and Previously Treated Psychosis},
  author={Matthew Large and Doug Andrews and Nicholas Babidge and Frank Hume and Olav Nielssen},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={183 - 191}
The purpose of the present paper was to describe the circumstances and phenomenology of patients who remove or pierce their eyes or orbits during psychotic illness. In particular, the aim was to determine if patients in their first-episode psychosis (FEP) carry an increased risk of self-inflicted eye injury when compared to patients with previously treated psychosis (PTP). Data were extracted from all of the case reports published in English since 1960 and from two unpublished Australian cases… 

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