Summary: An increasing number of scientific studies suggest that food, like drugs or alcohol, can have addictive qualities.
Addiction specialist, Vera Tarman, MD, MSc, FCFP, shares what food addiction is, the signs of food addiction, and the treatment options available.
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Science is emerging showing that people can suffer food addictions, and but there is still little help available for them, says Dr. Vera Tarman, author of Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction. While some experts disagree that food can be addictive, Tarman’s own experience as medical director at an addiction clinic has convinced her otherwise.
“I see it all the time,” she says describing symptoms of obsession, loss of control, shame, self-loathing that are common to alcohol and cocaine addicts, as well those addicted to food.”
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