Compulsive Eating Behavior and Food Addiction,
Edition 1 Emerging Pathological Constructs
Edited by Pietro Cottone, PhD, Catherine F Moore, PhD, Valentina Sabino, PhD and George F. Koob

Publication Date: 24 Jul 2019

Compulsive Eating Behavior and Food Addiction: Emerging Pathological Constructs is the first book of its kind to emphasize food addiction as an addictive disorder. This book focuses on the preclinical aspects of food addiction research, shifting the focus towards a more complex behavioral expression of pathological feeding and combining it with current research on neurobiological substrates. This book will become an invaluable reference for researchers in food addiction and compulsive eating constructs.

Compulsive eating behavior is a pathological form of feeding that phenotypically and neurobiologically resembles the compulsive-like behaviors associated with both drug abuse and behavioral addictions. Compulsive eating behavior, including Binge Eating Disorder (BED), certain forms of obesity, and ‘food addiction’ affect an estimated 70 million individuals worldwide.

Key Features

  • Synthesizes clinical and preclinical perspectives on addictive eating behavior
  • Identifies how food addiction is similar and/or different from other addictions
  • Focuses on the underlying neurobiological mechanisms
  • Provides information on therapeutic interventions for patients with food addiction
About the author
Edited by Pietro Cottone, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; Catherine F Moore, PhD, Department of Behavioral Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA; Valentina Sabino, PhD, Biomolecular Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA and George F. Koob, Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National, Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128162071
Page Count: 496
Retail Price : £118.00
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Advanced students and researchers in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Clinicians in psychiatry and psychology treating patients with eating disorders and food addiction