Escalation of a fetish: Coprophagia in a nonpsychotic adult of normal intelligence

Thomas N. Wise, Richard L. Goldberg

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Abstract

A 47-year-old man is described whose fetish of fecal smearing, coprophilia, escalated to coprophagia in a setting of depression and alcohol abuse. The case is the first described in a nonpsychotic adult of normal intelligence. Treatment focused upon the depression and substance abuse as well as on the psychodynamic issues that fostered his despair and allowed the fetish to evolve into coprophagia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-275
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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