Self-inflicted needle injuries to the eye: a curing pain

Shahrokh Amiri, Asghar Arfaei, Sara Farhang

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There are few reports of severe self-injury to eyes in patients with schizophrenia. We report on a 41-year-old woman, primarily visiting for symptoms of endophthalmitis resulting from self-inflicted needles. Further evaluations established the diagnosis of schizophrenia because of arguing and commenting on auditory hallucinations and negative symptoms including social isolation, decreased self-care, blunt affect, and a monotone voice. The patient had been suffering from auditory hallucinations for several years and found relief in bodily pain caused by needles. The patient received 6 mg of risperidone. Hallucinations were resolved and self-injury behaviour was not repeated.

Originele taal-2English
Artikelnummer960579
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftCase reports in psychiatry
Volume2015
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StatusPublished - 2015
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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