Posts Tagged ‘food addiction’

By On December 17th, 2014

Study Compares Treatments of Food Addiction

A recent study of people with binge eating disorder compared a treatment of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to one including CBT as well as behavioral treatments.  The group of individuals who received both CBT and behavioral treatments fared slightly better in terms of improvement.  Carlos Grilo, PhD, of Yale University recently reported his findings at…


By On September 24th, 2014

Women With PTSD Symptoms Linked With Higher Risk of Food Addiction

Women with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at nearly double the risk of becoming addicted to food compared to women without the disorder, according to a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry. The study didn’t find a clear causation between the two condition, but it could potentially explain a long-observed association between PTSD…


By On June 4th, 2013

Childhood Abuse May Lead to Food Addiction in Women

A recent study found that women who have experienced sexual and physical abuse during childhood are nearly twice as likely to have food addiction issues in adulthood. Studies in the past have linked obesity as well as eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa to childhood abuse. This study looked specifically at the association…

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