Pica Syndrome: The Woman Who Ate a House

Pica Syndrome: The Woman Who Ate a House


Documentary about people with the rare condition pica, which results in a compulsion to eat non-food items. One such person is south London woman Patrice, who is eating herself out of house and home - literally. For the past 15 years she has been devouring the walls of her house, eating a ton of plaster - and now her husband is seeking professional help in the hope of making her stop. Meanwhile, Nina from Bradford is addicted to eating novels, Rebecca from Herefordshire eats her own hair and six-year-old Charlotte is starting to eat carpets and toys. Will experts be able to help the youngster or another of the others?

Cast & Crew

Director Heenan Bhatti
Executive Producer Tayte Simpson
Producer Heenan Bhatti