INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s long been debated in science whether or not food falls under the category of addiction.
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While food addiction is not formally in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Edition: DSM-5), researchers say it does fall under the category of a substance abuse disorder & behavioral addiction.
This is different from a craving, which can be defined as an intense desire for something. But in a study by researchers in the department of psychology at the University of Michigan, scientists say there is such a thing as a food addiction and it’s not something to be taken lightly.
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