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A 24-year-old female asked:

Are cravings real or just an excuse?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adhiatma Gunawan
General Practice 17 years experience
Depends: Some cravings can reflect a need from our body of some specific nutrients, although most of people use that term as an excuse :).
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Not an excuse: But often a way of temporarily alleviating underlying emotional pain. So the cravings are "real" but their source is something other, making them seem on the surface "an excuse" to sensitive outsiders.

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