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 eatingwhich results in obesitymay 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:
|Overlapping and Interactive Pathways Regulating Appetite and Craving||p. 5|
|Interaction of Satiety and Reward Response to Food Stimulation||p. 23|
|Similarity Between Obesity and Drug Addiction as Assessed by Neurofunctional Imaging: A Concept Review||p. 39|
|Adolescent Drug Addiction Treatment and Weight Gain||p. 55|
|Examining Problem Drinking and Eating Disorders from a Gendered Perspective||p. 67|
|Genes and/or Jeans?: Genetic and Socio-Cultural Contributions to Risk for Eating Disorders||p. 81|
|Body Mass Index and Alcohol Use||p. 105|
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Series: Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Vol. 12, Nos. 1/2 and Vol. 13, No. 1 Ser.
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