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Eating disorder caused by baby powder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Eating Disorders
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I am addicted to baby powder and wanted to know am I hurting my body. I crave for it constantly and its all I think about in place of a meal
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   Please provide these details: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height and Weight.
User :   23, female, 5'5 135lbs, single
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is pica in medical terms
Doctor :   Pica is an eating disorder typically defined as the persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for long period of time
User :   what causes it. is it normal, do i need psychological help
Doctor :   u may need behavior and development, environmental, and family education approaches
Doctor :   or mild aversion therapy
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a counselor near by
Doctor :   they will be able to help u overcome this problem

Doctor :   Medications may help reduce the abnormal eating behavior may be needed
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