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Eating skin peeled off from legs, hands. Mental disorder?

For quite a while now i have consumed my own skin. It is not compulsory as i dont feel driven to do it. It started generally with loose skin that was already peeling from my hands then graduated to bottom of feet then to using a nail clipper to cull larger pieces. Is this a mental disorder , or am i in any physiological danger?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. Eating skin peeled from the legs and hands is probably related to a condition called "pica" although this is a rare phenomenon. Taking your multivitamins and multiminerals as well as getting therapy for this condition along with visiting with a psychiatrist will make you feel better. I hope this is done as soon as you can.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Mon, 27 May 2013
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