Annals of Indian Psychiatry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 129--131

Olfactory reference syndrome treated with electroconvulsive therapy


Harshad Bhagat, Anuja Bendre, Reetika Dikshit, Avinash De Sousa, Nilesh Shah, Sagar Karia 
 Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Avinash De Sousa
De Sousa, Carmel, 18, Street Francis Road, Off S. V. Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai  -  400  054, Maharashtra
India

Olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) is a distressing clinical condition characterized by the belief that one's body emits a foul odor which disturbs others though others are unable to perceive the same. The disorder is characterized also by delusions of reference and olfactory hallucinations which may be present. The disorder usually shows a multifaceted picture and may mimic depression, somatoform disorders, obsessive–compulsive disorder, hypochondriasis and at times delusional disorder or schizophrenia. We present here a case of ORS that presented with delusions and suicidal ideation and responded well to a course of electroconvulsive therapy.


How to cite this article:
Bhagat H, Bendre A, Dikshit R, De Sousa A, Shah N, Karia S. Olfactory reference syndrome treated with electroconvulsive therapy.Ann Indian Psychiatry 2017;1:129-131


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Bhagat H, Bendre A, Dikshit R, De Sousa A, Shah N, Karia S. Olfactory reference syndrome treated with electroconvulsive therapy. Ann Indian Psychiatry [serial online] 2017 [cited 2023 Feb 3 ];1:129-131
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