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.