Drug Addiction and Binge Eating

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Drug addiction and binge eating– are they similar? Just like many pleasurable behaviors—including sex and drug use—eating can trigger the release of dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter, in the brain. Further, this internal reward can increase the possibility that this behavior will eventually become habit forming through positive reinforcement conditioning.  That is to say, that the more we feel pleasure from eating, or overeating, the more addicted we can become to it.  This pattern of addiction is...

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