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Supporters of food addiction science, however, address this argument in part by pointing out that many patients who identify themselves as food addicts do not necessarily like the foods they abuse, especially during their bingeing episodes. In other words, they may report less hedonic or liking valences toward food and more of a desire to avoid negative feelings or not wanting to feel bad when they are deprived access to their favorite foods of abuse along the lines outlined by Berridge [44] and Koob [41]. It has been our experience in the Living with Food Program at the University of Florida that many of our patients disliked the very foods they tended to abuse, but felt compelled to continue to abuse them. In an attempt to account for this phenomenon the Tripartite Model includes the designation of addiction, instead of confining this level to the simple designation of hedonia, even though such addiction may involve at least initially hedonic drivers, again, as described by Berridge and Koob.
Food addiction is an emerging area of both clinical and research interest. The current review discussed several definitional and conceptual categorisations that have been put forth to quantify food addiction. However, the YFAS 2·0 concept predominates the literature. Similarly, evidence shows some similarities of food addiction with established eating disorders, particularly BED. Thus, the current review supports two main areas of contention that warrant much more research; considering food addiction as a substance-related addiction or a behavioural-related addiction and if food addiction is distinct from established eating disorders. Further research is needed to continue to delineate and clarify controversies about similarities and differences in food addiction with other concepts and established disorders.
Food addiction an evolving nonlinear science
Shriner, R., & Gold, M. (2014). Food addiction: an evolving nonlinear science. Nutrients, 6(11), 5370-5391.
Food addiction an evolving nonlinear science

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