Criterion-Based Evidence for Food Addiction (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and LMFTs
Course By: Tim Grigsby, PhD
Content By: Gordon, E. L., Ariel-Donges, A. H., Bauman, V., & Merlo, L. J. (2018). What is the evidence for “food addiction?” A systematic review. Nutrients, 10(4), 477.
Course Description: There is an ongoing debate regarding the existence of food addiction and rather it should be recognized as a formal diagnosis in texts such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition (DSM 5). Researchers evaluated existing evidence in support of the 11 criterion of substance use disorder as well as supplemental characteristics of addiction as it relates to food addiction. Results from rat and human studies support addiction criteria for food, but future research is needed to explore sub-criterion that will be useful for creating prevention programs and treatment options for those struggling with possible food addiction.
- Describe the diagnostic criteria of addiction and supplemental characteristics of addiction
- List three criterion supporting the existence of food addiction in animal and human studies
- Analyze the existing evidence supporting food addiction as a form of substance use disorder compared to a behavioral addiction
- Read and understand What is the evidence for “food addiction?” A systematic review
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Reflect on the state of the evidence in support of, and against, the formation of a food addiction diagnosis
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the relationship between food addition, substance use disorder, and proposed behavioral addictions
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|