posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 07:26 PM
Yeah, OP, I have seen other people on tv with this so called "new" disorder one even was eating the stuffing from a couch.
Personally though I really question whether "Pica" even exists; not saying these people are not having mental issues, just questioning whether it's
a real seperate disorder of simply a variant manifestation of another existing disorder.
I mean to me it seems like they are having compulsive irrational thoughts and urges, and their irrational thoughts and urges may be to eat stuff that
is not really edible, but is that really a something separate from OCD or just a different variation of it.
The reason I ask is it seems like psychology is going overboard in creating new disorders instead of properly using the ones they already have. I mean
there are people that think they are the anti christ, some that think they are Jesus and others who think they are napoleon etc. So, does psychology
break each of those down into separate disorders or just have one disorder covering all people who believe they are dead famous people or fantastical
The thing is even though they are eating non edible stuff it still seems like they are just suffering from compulsive irrational thoughts, just like
OCD and it really doesn't need it's on classification as a separate disorder.
Also, no offense to people that suffer from eating disorders, but I find them to be a bit vain, you don't really see people in starving nations
obsessing over food and developing such mental disorders as in westernized nations. The whole thing is sad really.
Anyway just my opinion.