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Fryad pharmacistalmost 3 years ago
Pica syndrome ( disorder )

Pica syndrome ( disorder )

Pica is a psychological disorder characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as ice , hair , paper ,  sharp objects , metal , stones , or soil , glass , feces , and chalk . If pica is suspected, a medical evaluation is important to assess for possible anemia, intestinal blockages, or potential toxicity from ingested substances.Given the risk of medical complications (such as lead poisoning) . associated with pica, close medical monitoring is necessary throughout treatment of the eating behavior. Additionally, close collaboration with a mental health team skilled in treating pica is ideal for optimal treatment of these complex cases .

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almost 3 years ago

Gives a whole new meaning to “pica chew!”

almost 3 years ago

so the people suffering from this will always wants to eat anything theyll get? even the rocks. sand...

almost 3 years ago

they like these inedible things or they have apetite for them and may be it is because difeciency in iron , zink or another nutrient .