Subject: Seven-year-old female child
Parents report subject unable to obey simple household rules. Subject suspected of stealing small household items, including keys and cake.
Parents have witnessed bouts of excessive crying and observed strange ritualized eating behaviors involving said cake.
Subject’s sister reports girl periodically consumes toadstools and/or mushrooms from the yard.
Subject suffers persistent hallucinations and seems preoccupied with chasing wildlife. Patient describes alternating feelings of ‘smallness’ followed by episodes characterized with delusions of grandeur.
Possible diagnoses: Oppositional defiant, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia. Possible dementia triggered by acute poisoning.
Recommended treatment: Electroshock therapy. If hallucinations persist, suggest lobotomy.
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