Latest Compulsive overeating Stories

2011-10-26 13:02:12

Amount of men seeking treatment lower than estimated number of sufferers Binge eating is a disorder which affects both men and women, yet men remain underrepresented in research. A new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders has found that the medical impact of the disorder is just as damaging to men as it is to women, yet research has shown that the number of men seeking treatment is far lower than the estimated number of sufferers. "Binge eating is closely...

2011-10-01 07:00:00

Birmingham Maple Clinic now offers treatment for eating disorders that addresses both the physical and mental needs of those who suffer from dangerous diseases like bulimia, chronic overeating and anorexia. Troy, MI (PRWEB) October 01, 2011 Birmingham Maple Clinic recently announced the launch of specialized treatments for eating disorders, including treatment for food addiction, bulimia and anorexia nervosa. Individuals looking for eating disorder treatment centers in Michigan can now...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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