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Promoting concept of food addiction: are we there yet?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Background: The term Food addiction refers to the overconsumption

    of hyper palatable food stuffs in order to elicit the pleasurable sensation

    of neural dopaminergic release. Well documented, obese persons

    possess a strong preference for high calorie, hyper palatable food stuffs.

    Objective: To debate the existence of food addiction as a nosological

    entity.

    Methods: Renaming of the diagnostic category is a crucial turning

    point in the official psychiatric conceptualization of Food addiction. This

    presentation outlines the summary of literature and our studies to justify

    or otherwise, controversies emerging as a result. Following a review

    of literature on food addiction, a systematic approach to management

    of FA is proposed.

    Results: Considering the detrimental physiological consequences,

    surreptitious behavioural patterns, social isolation, craving and impaired

    control associated with addictive food intake patterns, the food addiction

    concept is in harmony with the DSM-5 ideology of addiction. In addition

    to providing a road map for the treatment of FA, this research will also

    assist with clarifying the true nature of the phenomenon of FA including

    the course of the illness.

    Conclusions: There is a need to focus on the measurement, treatment

    and course of Food addiction. Better methods for assessment of

    psychological, behavioural, and psychosocial variables that may be

    related to food addiction are needed.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Pai, N. (2016). Promoting concept of food addiction: are we there yet?. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, 32 (4), 407-407. New Dehli, India XXXII World Congress of the World Association Of Social Psychiatry (WASP) 2016

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/972

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 407

End Page


  • 407

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.indjsp.org/

Abstract


  • Background: The term Food addiction refers to the overconsumption

    of hyper palatable food stuffs in order to elicit the pleasurable sensation

    of neural dopaminergic release. Well documented, obese persons

    possess a strong preference for high calorie, hyper palatable food stuffs.

    Objective: To debate the existence of food addiction as a nosological

    entity.

    Methods: Renaming of the diagnostic category is a crucial turning

    point in the official psychiatric conceptualization of Food addiction. This

    presentation outlines the summary of literature and our studies to justify

    or otherwise, controversies emerging as a result. Following a review

    of literature on food addiction, a systematic approach to management

    of FA is proposed.

    Results: Considering the detrimental physiological consequences,

    surreptitious behavioural patterns, social isolation, craving and impaired

    control associated with addictive food intake patterns, the food addiction

    concept is in harmony with the DSM-5 ideology of addiction. In addition

    to providing a road map for the treatment of FA, this research will also

    assist with clarifying the true nature of the phenomenon of FA including

    the course of the illness.

    Conclusions: There is a need to focus on the measurement, treatment

    and course of Food addiction. Better methods for assessment of

    psychological, behavioural, and psychosocial variables that may be

    related to food addiction are needed.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Pai, N. (2016). Promoting concept of food addiction: are we there yet?. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, 32 (4), 407-407. New Dehli, India XXXII World Congress of the World Association Of Social Psychiatry (WASP) 2016

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ihmri/972

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 407

End Page


  • 407

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.indjsp.org/