Food Addictions (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologist, Counselors, and MFTs
Course By: Tracey Thomas, PsyD
Content By: Constant, A., Moirand, R., Thibault, R., & Val-Laillet, D. (2020). Meeting of minds around food addiction: Insights from addiction medicine, nutrition, psychology, and neurosciences. Nutrients, 12 (3564), 1-24.
Course Description: Food addiction (FA) is a clinical description of abnormal eating. The researchers explored food addictions from various theoretical perspectives including addiction, nutrition, psychology, and neuroscience. FA is not a recognized diagnosis under the DSM-V nor is it recognized in the ICD-10, although the authors argue that it should be. FA is correlated with substance use disorders (SUD). FA is often underdiagnosed and untreated in obese patients. The researchers posit that FA treatment needs a multi-level intervention, with different clinical departments, to develop and implement effective treatment options.
- Explore the criteria defining food addiction
- Identify the connection between eating disorders and food addiction
- Differentiate between SUD and food addiction
- Read and understand the article, Meeting of minds around food addiction: Insights from addiction medicine, nutrition, psychology, and neurosciences
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Work through the post-test questions; the answers to the questions should be derived from the respective article
- Review the article for further clarification, if needed