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Eating Disorders, Overeating, and Pathological Attachment to Food : Independent or Addictive Disorders? - Mark Gold

Eating Disorders, Overeating, and Pathological Attachment to Food

Independent or Addictive Disorders?

By: Mark Gold

Paperback Published: 2nd September 2004
ISBN: 9780789026002
Number Of Pages: 131

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The CDC has reported that obesity is second only to tobacco as the leading cause of associative deaths in America. Can both be types of substance abuse?

A decade ago, scientists hypothesized that loss of control over eating—which results in obesity—may be a form of addictive behavior. Using direct evidence gathered by the nation’s leading experts, Eating Disorders, Overeating, and Pathological Attachment to Food: Independent or Addictive Disorders? examines the relationship between overeating and addiction. In this text, you’ll find case studies, tables, figures, and analyses supporting the hypothesis that there are important similarities between highly desirable foods and the classic addictive substances.

Researchers have only recently come to a consensus that obesity is a disease, but the debate continues as to whether it is related to depression, personality disorders, or addictions. In Eating Disorders, Overeating, and Pathological Attachment to Food, you will gain new insight on:

  • the social and environmental factors related to eating disorders
  • problem drinking and eating disorders from a gendered perspective in a college student population
  • possible neural interconnections between eating messengers and targets for drugs of abuse
  • neuroimaging studies on somatosensory cortex changes and hypothalamus reward responses
  • weight gain following supervised abstinence from drugs and alcohol
With overeating and obesity on the rise, Eating Disorders, Overeating, and Pathological Attachment to Food offers new hope in the quest to help patients and clients successfully conquer their eating disorders and/or substance addictions without substituting one for another. This book is a step forward for concerted research toward a better understanding of cravings, which can lead to new therapeutic options more suited toward eating disorders and drug addiction.

Introductionp. 1
Overlapping and Interactive Pathways Regulating Appetite and Cravingp. 5
Interaction of Satiety and Reward Response to Food Stimulationp. 23
Similarity Between Obesity and Drug Addiction as Assessed by Neurofunctional Imaging: A Concept Reviewp. 39
Adolescent Drug Addiction Treatment and Weight Gainp. 55
Examining Problem Drinking and Eating Disorders from a Gendered Perspectivep. 67
Genes and/or Jeans?: Genetic and Socio-Cultural Contributions to Risk for Eating Disordersp. 81
Body Mass Index and Alcohol Usep. 105
Indexp. 119
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ISBN: 9780789026002
ISBN-10: 0789026007
Series: Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Vol. 12, Nos. 1/2 and Vol. 13, No. 1 Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 131
Published: 2nd September 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1