101891: An Examination of the Food Addiction Construct in Obese Patients with Binge Eating Disorder

Volume 45 Issue 5

About the Course:

"An Examination of the Food Addiction Construct in Obese Patients with Binge Eating Disorder"

The current study examined the psychometric properties of the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) in obese patients with binge eating disorder (BED) and explored its association with measures of eating disorder and associated psychopathology.

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

July 2012

Authors

Ashley N. Gearhardt, MS; Marney A. White, PhD, MS; Robin M. Masheb, PhD; Peter T. Morgan, MD, PhD; Ross D. Crosby, PhD; Carlos M. Grilo, PhD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists, social workers, and medical professionals who seek knowledge about the possible role of an addictive process in eating disorders.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the current evidence for and against food addiction.

  2. Interpret the relationship between food addiction as assessed by the Yale Food Addiction Scale and psychopathology in obese participants with a binge eating disorder.

  3. Identify the implications and limitations of the current study on food addiction and binge eating disorder.

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