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International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences

2021, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part A
Homoeopathic management for pica: A strange craving
Author(s): Dr. AT Senthilkumar and Dr. B Shuruthi
Abstract:
Pica = magpie, According to the DSM IV pica is the trouble of alimentary behavior, which is characterized by the ingestion of non-nutrient substances for at least one month. Pica has been described as a worldwide phenomenon, but there are more frequent occurrences of selected substances among selected groups especially young children and pregnant and people with an underlying psychiatric disorder. Ingestion of such non nutrient substance can lead to serious complications such as mechanical, intestinal obstruction and fetal toxicity. Behavioral treatment might be effective in patients with mental disabilities. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole obtaining the cause of the disease, individuality similimum will be prescribed.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. AT Senthilkumar, Dr. B Shuruthi. Homoeopathic management for pica: A strange craving. Int J Hom Sci 2021;5(3):28-30. DOI: 10.33545/26164485.2021.v5.i3a.400
International Journal of Homoeopathic Sciences