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November 29, 2006

Other Compulsive Behaviors Replace Overeating


Researchers call this behavioral shift "addiction transfer," which means swapping one compulsive act, such as overeating, with another in an attempt to numb emotions or fill an inner void. And mental-health experts say that because bariatric procedures have become more common - and patients more candid - they're seeing increased cases of alcoholism, obsessive shopping, gambling and promiscuity. (Read Here)


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