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Chronic Unexplained Vomiting: A Case Report With Focus On Issues Relevant For International Classification Of Disease (ICD)-11

Pakhi Srivastava, Raman Deep Pattanayak, Manju Mehta


Objective: Current classificatory systems subsume the psychogenic vomiting as a form of eating disorder, in spite of several obvious differences. Given the clinical presentation, vomiting associated with psychological factors as a solitary symptom merits clinical and research attention.

Methods: The paper discusses a case with psychogenic vomiting presenting to child and adolescent psychiatric clinic at a tertiary care hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, India.

Results: It adds to the scarce reports on vomiting of psychogenic origin, and adds a newer perspective on diagnostic issues.

Conclusion: Psychogenic vomiting might warrant recognition as an entity independent from eating disorders. 

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Psychogenic Vomiting; Eating Disorders; ICD 11; India

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