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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 265-266

Starvation in obsessive-compulsive disorder due to scrupulosity

Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramesh Kumar
Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla 171001, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.31563

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This report describes an unusual presentation of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) with predominant religious obsessions and compulsions (scrupulosity) in which the patient starved himself by keeping fast excessively to the extent of emaciation and extreme weakness even in walking and became bedridden.



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