Journal article

Symptoms of Addictive Eating: What Do Different Health Professions Think?

Megan Whatnall, Janelle Skinner, Antonio Verdejo-Garcia, Adrian Carter, Robyn M Brown, Zane B Andrews, Chris V Dayas, Charlotte A Hardman, Natalie Loxton, Priya Sumithran, Tracy Burrows

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

The symptoms of addictive eating are often debated, with some overlap in symptoms with substance addictions or other disorders such as binge eating disorder. This study explored the levels of agreement with symptoms of addictive eating among different health professions, the conditions they provide advice for, and the population group/s they work with. An online cross-sectional survey was conducted in February-April 2020 including 142 health professionals (87% female, 65% residing in Australia, 28% each working in private practice/hospital settings). Of these, 47% were dietitians, 20% psychologists/psychotherapists/counsellors, 16% other health practitioners (e.g., social workers), 13% healt..

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Grants

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellowship


Awarded by Medical Research Future Fund Next Generation of Clinical Researchers Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research received no external funding. T.B. and P.S. are supported by Investigator Grant's from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). A.C. is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (ID: APP1123311). R.M.B. is supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellowship (DE190101244). A.V.-G. is supported by a Medical Research Future Fund Next Generation of Clinical Researchers Fellowship (MRF1141214).