[Food addiction - substance use disorder or behavioral addiction?].

  title={[Food addiction - substance use disorder or behavioral addiction?].},
  author={{\"O}zg{\"u}r Albayrak and Josephine Kliewer and Manuel F{\"o}cker and Jochen Antel and Johannes Hebebrand},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={173-81; quiz 182-3}
This article looks at food addiction as a subject situated between psychiatry, neurobiology, nutritional science, internal medicine, food industry, and public health. Essentially, the question is whether or not individual nutritional components can induce physical dependence, similar to the well-known effects of drugs such as alcohol and cocaine, or whether food addiction is rather a behavioral addiction. The literature describes many overlaps as well as differences of substance-based and non… CONTINUE READING
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