A rare disorder called PICA in humans

pica disorder

pica disorder in humans

The word pica comes from the Latin word for magpie, a bird known for its large and indiscriminate appetite.

Pica is most common in people with developmental disabilities, including autism and mental retardation, and in children between the ages of 2 and 3. Pica also may surface in children who’ve had a brain injury affecting their development. It can also be a problem for some pregnant women, as well as people with epilepsy.

People with pica consume nonfood items such as paper, chalk , baking soda, buttons, ice etc.

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