overeating: Concerned About Overeating: What’s food addiction and how to get over it


For many of us, eating certain foods can be comforting: a pick-me-up during a challenging task; A reward after a long day at work; A saturated end to a lovely dinner. But some people have a compulsive and uncontrolled craving for certain foods, especially “fast” foods with excessive flavour. This can affect their daily functioning and their ability to perform social, work or family roles. People with addictive eating may experience food cravings, which are not related to hunger, as

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Psychology professor secures $2.59 million NIH grant to study the brain mechanisms of addiction


A five-year, $2.59 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow a psychology professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York to study the mechanisms of addiction. Binghamton University Associate Professor of Psychology, Anushri Karkhanis, along with Drexel University Associate Professor, Jessica, received a five-year $2.59 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for their project: “Mechanisms of Rostrocaudal Differences in the Effects of Concurrent Kappa-Opioid Receptors on Ethanol Drinking.”.“ This project allows us to look

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