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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 215-217

A rare case of imitation injury


Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Paakhi Srivastava
Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.131005

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The impact of media on cognitions and behaviors of adolescents is well-known. High frequency of exposure to media may distort the reality testing among predisposed youth, hence the rise in risk taking behaviors among this population. We present a rare manifestation of risk taking behavior in an adolescent who injected mercury in his body after exposure to a Hollywood film. The results of investigations and possible explanation to understand risk taking behavior in the present case are discussed.


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