Pica

Criterion A

Persistent eating of non-nutritive, non-food substances over a period of at least 1 month.

Criterion B

The eating of non-nutritive, non-food substances is inappropriate to the developmental level of the individual.

Criterion C

The eating behaviour is not part of a culturally supported or socially normative practice.

Criterion D

If the eating behaviour occurs in the context of another mental disorder (e.g., intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia) or medical condition (including pregnancy), it is sufficiently severe to warrant additional clinical attention.