TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH PICA
People suffering from pica will ingest quite everything even non-food items such as dirt, sand and clay, over a long period of time. The ingestion of such no-nutrient dense items can lead to poisoning, brain damage, bacterial infections and intestinal inflammations.
- 4% to 26% of institutionalized people struggle with pica.
- 10% to 30% of young children aged between 1 and 6 years old suffer from pica.
- Worldwide 20% of pregnant women and 10%-15% of people with learning disorders suffer from pica.