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(p. 254) Relationships between Drugs of Abuse and Eating 

(p. 254) Relationships between Drugs of Abuse and Eating
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(p. 254) Relationships between Drugs of Abuse and Eating
Author(s):

Daniel M. Blumenthal

and Mark S. Gold

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199738168.003.0039
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date: 06 December 2019

This chapter explores this relationship between food and drugs of abuse. Section one presents the DSM-IV definition of substance dependence and the clinical stages of addiction. Section two highlights important clinical, neurobiological, and social evidence that food addiction occurs and should be recognized as a neurobiobehavioral disease. The third and final section of this chapter presents an argument for using alcohol dependence as a model for furthering our understanding of food dependence.

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