Latest developments in causes and treatments



Pat Hartman

Comedians and Too Much Food

Many professional comedians got their start as fat kids, and served their apprenticeship as obese teenagers, and some have carried it into adulthood.

Continuation, the Third C of Addiction

How is substance dependence defined? And is long-term, continuous recovery from food addiction possible?

Control, the Second C of Addiction — Continued    

How does a deadly habit correlate with a person’s inordinate thirst for attention? Such a psychological malfunction can be behind addiction and can be cured with a lot of work and insight.

Control, the Second C of Addiction

The characteristic up for discussion today is Control, which tends to slip away.

Compulsion, the First C of Addiction      

Let’s take a look at some deep dives into human psychology as it relates to addiction, compulsion, and displacement activity.

Dopaminylation, Relapse and Withdrawal

Dr. Pretlow posits a build-up in brain energy resulting from anticipation of reward. This urge is satisfied through indulgence.