Psychogenic vomiting 1976-1981, follow-up treatment results up to 1996

Limsila, P.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 81(2): 117-124

1998


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 9529841
Document Number: 1158
During the period from 1976 to 1981, six children suffering from severe vomiting caused by psychological problems were admitted to Yuwaprasart Waithayopathum Hospital. These patients had been admitted to general hospitals from four to over ten times for the treatment of chronic recurrent vomiting, in each case the vomiting was very severe which caused dehydration. Three cases received surgical treatment, but abnormalities in the abdominal cavity were not seen in any of them. The treatment in Yuwaprasart Waithayopathum Hospital consisted of symptomatic treatment, medication, psychotherapy, behavior therapy, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, learning in special classes and family psychotherapy. Follow-up treatment results up to 1996 (20 years). The result revealed that five patients improved and were normal with subsequent discontinuation of all medication except one female patient who had moved with her family to another country.

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Psychogenic vomiting 1976-1981, follow-up treatment results up to 1996