woman holds her hand to a plate of peanuts waving them off after she wonders what is pica

What Is Pica?

Have you wondered, “What is pica?” Pica is a complex and often misunderstood eating disorder characterized by a persistent and compulsive desire to consume non-food substances that have no nutritional value—such as dirt, clay, or paper. Understanding the nuances and the potential dangers of pica is crucial for medical professionals, caregivers, and those affected by […]