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Pica is a serious behavioral problem which is characterized by a persistent craving and a compulsive urge to eat items that are not food, such as dirt, wood, pint, etc.

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  PsychNet-UK Pica Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
Eating Disorder Expert - Pica - Pica Disorder is a relatively rare eating disorder in which an individual ingests non-food substances such as chalk, soil, paper, plaster, paint chips and more. Since it is not a common disorder, few people understand pica as it relates to the general population. Below are some basic answers to frequently asked questions about pica. 3/5
Ezine@articles - Pica - Causes, Symptoms, Information with Treatment.Pica is most common in people with developmental disabilities, including autism and mental retardation. Pica may also occur in adults who crave a certain texture in their mouth. The causes of pica of biochemical deficiency and more often iron deficiency. 3/5
  Pica - Eating non food items is referred to as pica. These items may include, but are not limited to dirt, paint chips, coffee grounds, hair, paper, sand, and cigarettes. 3/5
Pica, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Complications, Prevention - Pica is an eating disorder characterized by persistent and compulsive cravings to eat nonfood items. Pica is an eating disorder characterized by persistent and compulsive cravings to eat nonfood items. For a person to be diagnosed with pica, the cravings must last for at least one month. Some of the nonfood items are harmless when digested. However, if the craved substance is toxic or contaminated, or if it blocks the intestines, it can lead to medical emergency and death. 3/5
  What Causes Pica Eating Disorder? - - What Are Pica Symptoms And Behaviors? - Pica eating disorder is a medical condition, or form of disordered eating that is often related to various types of mental disorders or developmental disabilities. It is also seen in some young children. 3/5
   
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