["Junk-food"-intervention in poisoning delusion]

Psychiatr Prax. 2007 Nov;34(8):400-2. doi: 10.1055/s-2006-940061. Epub 2006 Dec 7.
[Article in German]

Abstract

Case report about a 29-year old US-American patient who suddenly flew to Germany due to a schizoaffektive disorder. During a stay in our psychiatric hospital she refused food, liquid and medication because of fear of being poisoned. After four days her general condition had worsened rapidly so that parenteral nutrition was discussed. Surprisingly her poisoning delusion could be overcome by offering American "Junk-Food". From this moment on compliance in taking of medication improved too, so that renormalisation of her condition was achieved.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antipsychotic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Asian Americans / psychology*
  • Commitment of Mentally Ill
  • Delusions / diagnosis
  • Delusions / psychology
  • Delusions / therapy*
  • Emergencies
  • Female
  • Food Preferences / psychology*
  • Foodborne Diseases / psychology*
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Motivation
  • Parenteral Nutrition, Total / psychology
  • Restaurants*
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid / diagnosis
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid / psychology
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid / therapy*
  • Starvation / psychology*
  • Starvation / therapy
  • Travel / psychology*
  • Treatment Refusal / psychology*

Substances

  • Antipsychotic Agents