Is Pica an eating disorder or an obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorder?

  title={Is Pica an eating disorder or an obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorder?},
  author={S. Herg{\"u}ner and İlker {\"O}zyıldırım and Cansaran Tanıdır},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
Pica is classified in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) under the Feeding and Eating Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, and defined as the persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least one month in a developmentally inappropriate and culturally unacceptable manner (APA, 1994). Although there is no clearly established etiology for Pica, its association with a number of conditions is reported; most commonly pregnancy, iron deficiency and… Expand
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