Pica is an eating disorder that causes people to compulsively eat items that don’t have nutritional value. Items eaten when someone has pica can range from being fairly harmless, like ice cubes, to being dangerous, like pieces of metal.
Pica is most commonly seen in children and pregnant women, and in many cases it is temporary. Sometimes people with developmental disabilities may have long-term pica.
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