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The successful treatment of coprophagia in resistant schizophrenia: a case report

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D. Jayakodi,

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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Psychiatry Unit
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S. R. Perera

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine

Psychiatry Unit, Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya

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Abstract

Coprophagia is a condition described as the compulsive consumption of faeces. It is an uncommon manifestation associated with several underlying mental health conditions. We present the case of a 32-year old male, diagnosed to have schizophrenia and on treatment with clozapine, who developed coprophagia in response to command auditory hallucinations. His condition responded to a combination of pharmacological and psychological therapy.

How to Cite: Jayakodi, D. and Perera, S.R., 2021. The successful treatment of coprophagia in resistant schizophrenia: a case report. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 12(1), pp.39–40. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v12i1.8294
Published on 12 Jun 2021.
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