Effects of serum zinc supplementation on pica behavior of persons with mental retardation.

@article{Lofts1990EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of serum zinc supplementation on pica behavior of persons with mental retardation.},
  author={R H Lofts and Stephen R. Schroeder and Robert H. Maier},
  journal={American journal of mental retardation : AJMR},
  year={1990},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={103-9}
}
Although pica is one of the most frequently observed eating dysfunctions among people with mental retardation, it is significantly underreported in the literature. Of 806 institutionalized adults with mental retardation in the present study, 15.5% exhibited pica. Prevalence estimates from previous studies have ranged from 25.8% to 3%. Fifty-four percent of… CONTINUE READING