This article is a systematic meta-analysis of quantitatively research comparing food addiction to substance use. The authors evaluated empirical studies examining the controversial construct of food addiction in humans and animals.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, What Is the Evidence for “Food Addiction?” created by Eliza L. Gordon, PhD et al. in 2018.
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Eliza L. Gordon, PhD
Dr. Gordon is a licensed psychologist and founder of Mind Body Health Connection in Saint Louis, Missouri. Her work focuses on helping women who feel uncomfortable in their skin. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.
Aviva Ariel-Donges, PhD, MPH, CPH
Aviva Ariel-Donges, PhD works with patients and conducts research in the Rush Center for Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, as well as the Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic. Her clinical work and research interests include health behavior change, binge eating/emotional eating, and body image dissatisfaction. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.
Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Discuss the construct of food addiction.
Identify similarities and differences identified between recognized substance use disorder and food addiction/overeating
Describe symptoms of addiction as they related to food/eating behaviors
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Faculty: Barbara F. McMillan, LPC
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