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Is there such a thing as food addiction? The answer is yes

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.

To find out if you struggle with food addiction, take this scientifically validated quiz and then score the results.

To find an overeater’s anonymous support group, click here.