Craving Ice, Dirt Or Paper, Delusions, Feeling Of Being Detached From Reality And Hearing Voices

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Having the urge to eat things like ice, dirt, or paper is a symptom that can be seen with conditions ranging from stress to a vitamin or mineral deficiency, or even pregnancy. But if it occurs with other symptoms like hallucinations or delusions, then it may be due to a more serious mental health disorder like schizophrenia.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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