Food Addiction

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Wednesday December 11, 2019 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Beth Israel Hospital – Podell Auditorium 10 Nathan Perlman Place New York, NY 10003

Food Addiction


Food Addiction, although not officially recognized in the DSM-5, is believed by many to be a valid category of addictive disorder. This presentation will provide scientific evidence for the existence of food addiction by comparing food addiction to other recognized addictive disorders. The presentation will review the harms associated with obesity, and the public health crisis involving obesity in the USA. The reasons for food addiction, emerging on a large scale recently, will be explored. Both genetics and environmental etiologies will be discussed. This presentation is meant to be interactive, with participants recognizing their own potentially maladaptive eating behaviors. Participants will learn to: 1.) Explain the etiologies of the obesity epidemic. 2.) Review the neurobiology of appetite and 3.) List the harms resulting from obesity

2 PDHs and 2 CASAC hours applied for participants who complete this training.

2 NY State approved contact hours for Social Workers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs) will be provided for completing this training

($20 admission fee due at door in cash or check payable to EAPA NYC; this fee is waived for current or retired EAPA members.

No pre-registration / RSVP is necessary; all invitees and other interested professionals are welcome.)


Presenter: Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM


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