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Food addiction

Food addiction: Introduction

Food addiction: Food addiction refers to compulsive eating that is unrelated to actual hunger. The person feels compelled to eat even when they aren't hungry. Although it is not considered a recognised addiction it can have a significant impact on a person's life and health. Food addicts often have underlying emotional problems. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Food addiction is available below.

Symptoms of Food addiction

  • Low self-esteem
  • Preoccupation with food
  • Compulsive urge to eat
  • Lying to others about amount of food eaten
  • Inability to stop destructive eating behaviors
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Food addiction

  • Self-help programs, Support group, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Medication - may be needed to treat anxiety or depression
  • more treatments...»

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Food addiction: Complications

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Causes of Food addiction

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Food addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Food addiction

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Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms...read more »

Food addiction: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Food addiction

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Food addiction: Rare Types

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Food addiction: Broader Related Topics

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More information about Food addiction

  1. Food addiction: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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