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Eating Paper and Odd things

Okay, I have a three year old WHO LOVES TO EAT PAPER!?  And pretty much anything small she can eat that she is not supposed too....She rips apart her story books, phone book, anything she can get her little hands on.  I have brought this up to her doctor, but havent had anything work out. He explains that this maybe a phase but i think she has something else wrong..ANY ANSWERS??
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973741 tn?1342346373
Well, she needs a psychiatric evaluation.  There is a disorder called pica which is involves eating inappropriate things.  It is treatable but you must seek help for her.  Good luck.
1149127 tn?1268132224
sorry about your daughter, haven't heard like this until now.   think specialmom's suggestion is a good idea.. tC!
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