Dr. Nicole Avena at the Symposium

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At the WPA symposium Dr. Avena talked about physiological similarities between drug and food addictions and looking at overeating through the lens of addiction.

Dr. Pretlow’s WPA World Congress Symposium

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Dr. Pretlow would like to see more psychiatrists and psychologists regard disordered overeating and the consequent obesity as a psychological problem.

Psychiatry, Psychology, Obesity

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Is obesity a psychological or physical issue? It’s time to take a hard look and think about where, among the confusing plethora of terminology, it might belong.

Newest Obesity Stats Alarming

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According to one meta study, the rate of childhood obesity has multiplied tenfold since 1975. It’s now pushing 20%.

BFRBs, the Dual Evil of Soda, and Cosmic Big Mama Cat

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How much of what we call motor activity, including eating as a tension-relieving BFRB, is a perverse response to touch deprivation?

Relationship Between Food Addiction and BED

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Whether compulsive eating is a substance addiction or a behavioral addiction, the results are pretty much the same: obesity and assorted co-morbidities.

Quality of Life Roundup

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Some studies found quality of life of obese kids to be on a par with that of juvenile chemotherapy patients.

Questions of Terminology for Obesity and Addiction

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Since disordered overeating so often leads to obesity — why isn’t obesity considered a psychological problem — and an eating disorder?

Can Sub-Optimal Attitudes Change?

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Obesity bias begins early in childhood. There’s evidence that children as young as four and five respond differently to obese peers than normal-weight peers.

Types of Bias in Treating Obesity

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One of the problems with treating obesity is getting some medical professionals on board with compassion for the pain of obese patients and their challenges.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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