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12 Jan 2005

man het probleem eet cd covers
Subject: plastiek eet probleem
Posted by: alia
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my man eet cd covers. glo dit of nie. en as hy bier drink dan eet nog meer cd covers. ek het met hom gepraat daaroor maar hy kan nie ophou nie. as kind het hy blykbaar penne gekou . die eet van die cd covers ruk nou hand uit,veral as hy bier of wyn drink.

hy se hy weet nie maar hy het net 'n craving vir die goed... ek is baie bekommerd omdat ek weet dit is nie gesond nie. wat word van die plastiek is my bekommernis. kan jy my help asb.ek het vir hom mensvite gekoop maar hy eet nog steeds die cd covers. al ons cds is al sonder covers soos hy die goed eet
Date: 10/1/2005

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Posted by: CyberDoc
Message:
Alia, dit staan bekend as pica en as hy nie besef dis abnormaal nie het hy ‘n ernstige probleem en is hierdie eerder ‘n vraag vir CyberShrink. As hy besef dis abnormaal mag dit ‘n teken van ‘n tekort van een of ander iets wees en dan sal die beste wees om ‘n internis te sien. Sterkte.
Date: 12/1/2005
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

As Cyberdoc says, there is a condition known as Pica, ( just a medical name for the condition you have described well) in which people eat strange, non-nutritious stuff. It's more common in children ( who may eat the most peculiar things at times ) and sometimes in pregnant women who may develop, temporarily, odd appetites. It's much less common in adult men. It's probably now a bad habit, which could be successfully treated by a psychologist, with behaviour therapy, as one can treat all bad habits. It won't be good for his teeth. Depending on whether he just crunches them up and spits them out, or swallows the pieces, and depending on whether these are swallowed as sharp fragments, or chewed into small rounder parts, sharp pieces could cause problems in his throat, foodpipe, stomach, or guts. The plastic wouldn't be absorbed, so that in itself wouldn't be a problem.
He recognizes it is peculiar and a problem --- te psychologist can teach him how to break the habit. And meantime, could he try substituting crunching hard potato chips ? ( we've found some of the Woolworths brand are indigestable and taste like hard plastic, anyway ! ).
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