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Food Addiction is Pervasive Among Psychiatric Patients

Key clinical point: Food addiction is threefold more common among individuals with psychiatric disorders than in the general population.

Major finding: The prevalence of food addiction was 26.5% in individuals with various mental disorders and 9% in the general population.

Study details: This was a Danish national survey of 1,394 individuals with various mental disorders and 1,699 others from the general population.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts of interest regarding the Food Addiction Denmark project.