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Pica Treatments

Pica: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Pica from various sources may include:

  • No medical treatment is specific in the treatment of patients with pica
  • Behavioural strategies
  • Antecedent manipulation
  • Discrimination training between edible and nonedible items
  • Self protection devices that prohibit placement of objects in the mouth
  • Sensory reinforcement

Treatments for Causes of Pica

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Pica:

More causes: not all possible causes for Pica are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Pica.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pica:

The following list of conditions have 'Pica' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Pica or choose View All.


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