Foreign body ingestion associated with delusional beliefs

David A. Fishbain, Dean J. Rotondo

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Schizophrenic motivation for 'deliberate foreign body ingestion' is a very poorly understood phenomenon. The case material describes a patient whose motivation for the 'deliberate foreign body ingestion' was a function of his delusional system. This is the first such case reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-322
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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