Coprophagia in an older adult with Schizophrenia- A case report and brief review

Hardeep Jaspal, Dilasha Neupane, Subramoniam Madhusoodanan
2019 Medical Case reports and Reviews  
Coprophagia, the act of consuming one's own feces is a rare symptom of certain neurological or psychiatric disorders including pica, mental retardation, seizure disorder, cerebral atrophy and tumors, alcoholism, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, delirium, and dementia. Coprophagia is difficult to treat and distressing for the caregiver. It can lead to complications including salivary infections, parasitic infestations, and even death. Method: A 63-year-old man with
more » ... -old man with history of schizophrenia was admitted to the psychiatric unit for aggressive and disorganized behavior. He was treated with multiple psychotropics including aripiprazole, mirtazapine, quetiapine, lorazepam, and risperidone over a course of four weeks.
doi:10.15761/mcrr.1000135 fatcat:zdyzgdifencgpgx6xrk7pop43y