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"Pica (disorder)"




  1. photo Weight loss-obsessed girls eating GMO cotton balls soaked in lemon juiceWeight loss-obsessed girls eating GMO cotton balls soaked in lemon juiceNews
    A practice being promoted on YouTube as a fad diet is actually a form of disordered eating that can pose serious health risks, health professionals are warning.In videos promoting "the cotton ballRead more
  2. photo Thousands of blood-sucking vampires actually live all over the world, and they just need a little help, study saysThousands of blood-sucking vampires actually live all over the world, and they just need a little help, study saysNews
    oddities run rampant in society. They range from pica, a disorder in which people give in to the overwhelming urge to ingest nontraditional items such as dirt, paper, hair, chalk or other non-edible thingsRead more

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Pica (disorder)

Disease

Pica (/ˈpaɪkə/ PY-kə) is characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as paper, clay, metal, chalk, soil, glass, or sand. According to DSM-IV criteria, for these actions to be considered pica, they must persist for more than one month at an age where eating such objects is considered developmentally inappropriate, not part of culturally sanctioned practice...More