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Pica: Introduction

Pica: A condition characterized by compulsive eating of nonnutritive substances. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pica is available below.

Symptoms of Pica

  • Repetitive compulsive eating non-food substances e.g. feces, chalk, dirt
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pica?

Pica: Deaths

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Causes of Pica

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Disease Topics Related To Pica

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Pica: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pica

ADHD diagnosis overlooked hidden nutritional disorder: The book "A Dose of Sanity" reports on a case of a boy diagnosed with ADHD and receiving Ritalin. His symptoms included tiredness, irritability, more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis) more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pica

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Pica: Rare Types

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Pica: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Pica:

The persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least one month. (DSM-IV) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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More information about Pica

  1. Pica: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Deaths

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