A qualitative study of binge eating and obesity from an addiction perspective.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore how obese women with and without binge eating disorder (BED) experience overeating in relation to the DSM-5 symptoms of addiction. Findings from this study demonstrate that food addiction can occur in obese individuals with and without BED. It is important that health care professionals identify individuals who may require a specific treatment approach that incorporates techniques used in the treatment of addictions.

DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2014.857515

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@article{Curtis2014AQS, title={A qualitative study of binge eating and obesity from an addiction perspective.}, author={Claire M Curtis and Caroline Davis}, journal={Eating disorders}, year={2014}, volume={22 1}, pages={19-32} }