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Latest Compulsive overeating Stories

2011-08-01 07:33:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research suggests counseling for obese patients should focus on the neurobehavioral process. Currently, dietary counseling for obesity focuses on the notion of personal choice and will power. Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago say a better focus is neurobehavioral processes -- ways in which the brain controls eating behavior in response to cues in the environment. "Typically, overweight and obese patients receive education about dietary...

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2011-07-13 07:36:58

New clinical research suggests that, in a subset of people, clinical symptoms of food addiction are similar to symptoms of drug addiction Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that people can become dependent on highly palatable foods and engage in a compulsive pattern of consumption, similar to the behaviors we observe in...

2011-06-09 00:00:30

Harrell & Associates Ltd. launches an internet survey to study how "food addiction" and other addictions are connected. The survey is open to women and men aged 18 years and older anywhere in the world. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Dr. W. Andrew Harrell, a social psychologist, professor emeritus of the University of Alberta and founder of Harrell & Associates, Ltd., and Dr. Jennifer A. Boisvert, a clinical psychologist specializing in body image, eating and weight...

2011-04-22 00:00:31

"The Taming of The Chew" author and dynamic founder of April's Emotional Overeating Awareness Month has solutions! Dr. Denise Lamothe is an upbeat psychologist who offers practical advice overeaters need to defend themselves from snack attacks! Be inspired by the personal transformation from motorcycle racer, college drop-out and homeless single mom who overcame eating disorders and recovered from the cycle of ineffective dieting to Psychologist, successful book author, international...

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2011-04-05 09:02:17

According to a new study, food addictions result in similar activity in the brain as drug addictions. "This past year we got interested in the idea of food addiction and the neural process," lead researcher Ashley Gearhardt, a clinical psychology doctoral student at Yale University, told the Los Angeles Times.  "We just wanted to get down and deep into whether people really experience food addiction." The study from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity included 48 women...

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2011-02-28 10:10:00

Evidence that brain's reward/motivation circuits are linked to compulsive overeating A brain imaging study at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals a subtle difference between ordinary obese subjects and those who compulsively overeat, or binge: In binge eaters but not ordinary obese subjects, the mere sight or smell of favorite foods triggers a spike in dopamine "” a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation. The findings "” published...

2011-02-27 00:01:41

Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center committed to helping people who suffer from addictions, mental/behavioral disorders, and chronic pain, enters into several insurance contracts to help patients pay for the necessary treatment of eating disorders. Tucson, Arizona (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 As part of Sierra Tucson's commitment to help individuals obtain the treatment they need, the world-class psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center has negotiated contracts with...

2011-01-31 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Washington Post column introduces readers to 53-year-old Michael Prager, a 5'10" man weighing 210 lbs, and discusses the disease that took over his life: an addiction to food. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), the American Psychiatric Association's guide of accepted psychological diagnoses, food addiction is not a recognized psychiatric disorder. But many eating disorder professionals,...

2010-06-24 11:13:00

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating disorders are equal-opportunity offenders - crossing economic and cultural boundaries and leaping the borders of age and gender. For a long time thought to be diseases affecting teens and young women in their 20s, eating disorder treatment centers nationwide are seeing an increase in the population of older women seeking help for eating disorders. Physicians at Chicago-based Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leader in treatment for...

2010-06-15 10:54:00

CHICAGO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating disorders and disordered eating are commonly experienced by female athletes, and are many times brought on by the pressure female athletes feel to masculinize one's body. Right now, as the World Cup is kicking off and the NBA Finals are wrapping up, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center (www.timberlineknolls.com), which provides treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorders for women 12 and older,...