From Disordered Eating to Addiction: the "Food Drug" in Bulimia Nervosa.

Umberg, Erin.

Abstract: The high prevalence of substance abuse in individuals with Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and the pervasive symptom substitution in many types of drug addiction suggest that a number of substances--including food--can impair an individual's self-control, even in the presence of negative consequences. Nonetheless, the neurobiological similarities between BN and drug addiction are not clearly establ... read more

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Department of Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology.
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