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Strange Addictions

Some people have strange addictions.. Here are some addictions that people have that are bizarre and strange.

PICA

Pica is an addiction to substances that have no nutritional value.  People who exhibit pica disorder usually have a deficiency in iron or zinc.  It can be the following:

  • clay
  • coal
  • chalk     (Coal, chalk and clay are known as geophagia, an addiction to soil and other earthy materials)
  • sand, dirt, soil
  • metal
  • paint
  • pens and pencils
  • feces
  • paper
  • spoons
  • batteries
  • ashes
  • toothbrushes
  • soap
  • mucus
  • gum

http://health.discovery.com/tv/psych-week/articles/strange-addictions-09.html

Or an abnormal appetite for ingredients from food, such as:

  • flour
  • raw potato
  • raw rice
  • starch
  • ice cubes (pagophagia, linked to low iron in the blood)
  • salt

There are other strange addictions out there, such as:

  • tanning

  • teeth whitening
  • skin bleaching
  • heavy metal music
  • body piercings
  • tattoos
  • plastic surgery
  • thumb sucking
  • working out, exercising
  • weight lifting

  • eating glass
  • eating toilet paper
  • eating laundry detergent
  • eating couch cushions
  • sleeping with a hair dryer that is running
  • plastic surgery (may be due to Body Dysmorphic Disorder)
  • anime
  • blogging
  • shopping
  • materialism, consumerism
  • vampires
  • thrift stores
  • clipping coupons
  • second hand smoke
  • console and computer video games

  • the Internet
  • EBay and other online auctions
  • Facebook and other social networking sites

  • watching TV
  • pregnancy and giving birth

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/pregnancy-perks?page=1

  • sugar and sweets
  • salt and salty foods
  • fast food
  • caffeine, caffeinated drinks (soda, coffee, tea)
  • energy drinks

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