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Pagophagia: Understanding the Addiction to Ice

Pagophagia refers to an intense craving for eating and chewing ice. This condition is part of the medical term “pica.” Pica describes the craving and chewing of substances with zero nutritional value. These substances include paper, chalk – and even clay and soil. Pica is often triggered by underlying emotional problems. Usually, those with obsessive-compulsive disorder or developmental disorders develop …

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