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What is Pica?

What is Pica?

  • Pica: A condition characterized by compulsive eating of nonnutritive substances.
  • Pica: The persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least one month. (DSM-IV)
    Source - Diseases Database

Pica: Introduction

Types of Pica:

Broader types of Pica:

What causes Pica?

Causes of Pica: see causes of Pica

What are the symptoms of Pica?

Symptoms of Pica: see symptoms of Pica

Can anyone else get Pica?

More information: see contagiousness of Pica
Inheritance: see inheritance of Pica

Pica: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pica.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pica.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Pica: see treatments for Pica

Name of Pica

Main name of condition: Pica

Pica: Related Conditions

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