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What causes Pica Disorder in young children?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Aug. 11, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My friends DD had that and I believe it is a sign of an Iron deficiency. I say have her iron checked if you are concerned. Talk to her pedi, but there isnt much they can do about it.

    Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 2:01 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • *Not all cases* but many are from lack of attention in certain stages of development and children with mild forms of LDs and MR are often diagnosed with PICA. I just learned about it in Child Psychology but not everyones the same. Ask a pediatrician

    Answer by dharmas_mommy at 2:21 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

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