Food and Addiction: a topical collection

Guest Editor: Umberto Nizzoli (

The aim of the Topical Collection on Food and Addiction is to collect invited articles or spontaneous manuscripts on comorbidity and the relations between eating/weight disorders and addictions. Food addiction is not yet an official diagnostic category (the only behavioral addiction recognized by DSM-5 is gambling addiction). However a growing number of studies suggests that for some people eating becomes compulsive and even addictive with dangerous effects. The controversial and intriguing concept of food addiction is a subject of great and current interest for research in the field of obesity and eating disorders. According to some studies anorexia nervosa presents addictive features as well. Drunkorexia is a new unhealthy disordered eating behavior.

Food Addiction