Broadening the perspective of pica: literature review.

  title={Broadening the perspective of pica: literature review.},
  author={E P Lacey},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={105 1},
  • E P Lacey
  • Published 1990 in Public health reports
Pica is an eating disorder that is manifested by a craving for oral ingestion of a given substance that is unusual in kind and or quantity. It is a long-standing practice that has far reaching implications for prevention and treatment--implications for public health as well as clinical personnel who work in settings where they have the potential for influencing health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of their patients. Pica practices also challenge researchers and social scientists whose… CONTINUE READING

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