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How can you get help for food addiction?

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Science is still working to understand and find treatments for food addiction.

A nutritionist, psychologist, or doctor who is educated about food addiction may be able to help you break the cycle of compulsive overeating. There are also a growing number of programs that help people who are addicted to food, including some using the ideas of the 12-step program that has helped many people addicted to other things.

From: Food Addiction WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Meule, A. , Nov. 3, 2011. Frontiers in Psychiatry

Volkow, N. , January 2011. Trends in Cognitive Science

Gearhardt, A. , August 2011. Archives of General Psychiatry

Rudd Center for Food Science and Policy, Yale University: "Yale Food Addiction Scale." 

Rudd Center for Food Science and Policy, Yale University: "Food and Addiction."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 3, 2018

SOURCES:

Meule, A. , Nov. 3, 2011. Frontiers in Psychiatry

Volkow, N. , January 2011. Trends in Cognitive Science

Gearhardt, A. , August 2011. Archives of General Psychiatry

Rudd Center for Food Science and Policy, Yale University: "Yale Food Addiction Scale." 

Rudd Center for Food Science and Policy, Yale University: "Food and Addiction."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on August 3, 2018

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