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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 280-282

Dysphagia in a psychotic patient: Diagnostic challenges and a systematic management approach


Department of Psychiatry, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Suganthan S Jonas
Department of Psychiatry, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, G.S.T. Road, Chinna Kolambakkam, Palayanoor PO, Kanchipuram District 603308, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.102464

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Dysphagia can be due to a variety of causes in a psychotic patient. It could be a side-effect of anti-psychotic medication or the manifestation of a psychotic phenomenon or even due to a co-morbid medical cause. We report a case of dysphagia in a young lady with psychosis who had been recently started on anti-psychotic medication. We would specifically like to highlight the practical challenges regarding its diagnosis and report success with a systematic management approach .



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