Compulsive overeating as an addiction disorder. A review of theory and evidence

@article{Davis2009CompulsiveOA,
  title={Compulsive overeating as an addiction disorder. A review of theory and evidence},
  author={Caroline A. Davis and Jacqueline C Carter},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2009},
  volume={53},
  pages={1-8}
}
In this paper we argue that compulsive overeating has compelling similarities to conventional drug addiction. Our case is based on their comparable clinical features, the biological mechanisms they have in common, and on evidence that the two disorders have a shared diathesis. In making the argument for overeating as an addictive behaviour, it is clearly not appropriate to include all cases of excessive food consumption in this taxon. Nor are we claiming that obesity and addiction are one and… 
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