Treatments for the Deliberate Ingestion of Objects for a Person with an Intellectual Disability (pp. 235-245)
Authors: Lino Faccini
Abstract: A case study of a person with an Intellectual Disability, Schizophrenia, and Borderline Personality Disorder who deliberately ingested inedible objects, and his response to different treatment modalities, is presented. Deliberate ingestion commenced when he was admitted to secure care services, originated due to contagion, was engaged in response to auditory hallucinations, hospital-seeking and for attention, and was resistant to environmental precautions, and relapse prevention therapy. Some positive response to Old Me New Me Treatment was observed; the virtual elimination of deliberate ingestion occurred when environmental precautions, arranged visits to family and Old Me New Me therapy was combined with a Dialectical
Behavior-Adapted Therapy (i.e., The Skills System), and one-to-one supervision.