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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Pica, more common that you think

Some bloggers have sitemeters. Some bloggers check their sitemeters to see who is searching what subject, if they are brave.

Occasionally I am brave and check. What follows are three pieces upon subjects that three people researched via google. This is the first topic.


A common definition of ‘pica’ is where someone eats non foodstuffs. The most common familiar example of this phenomenon was of pregnant women eating coal.

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1 comment:

mommy~dearest said...

Excellent post! When my son was younger, he too, did "mouth" objects. He would play with a ball, then lick it, lick the cat, lick a chair... he has since (almost) stopped doing it, but I attributed it to another way of him "feeling" it as well- much like babies do.

Now, every once in awhile, he will run something across his lips, or press his lips against an object. He also does this as a stim, but you can see the difference in how he does it, and where his attention is focused.

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