I have had literally dozens of psychiatrists, dietitians, and therapists tell me that food addiction does not exist. I know this not be true; I have been maintaining a 195 lb. weight loss for over twenty years by treating myself as addicted to food. I know hundreds of other long time recovering food addicts. Not only are we getting inaccurate advice from our health practitioners, there is almost no way to get insurance reimbursed health care for our food addiction when self help efforts are not sufficient.
I support adding Binge Eating Disorder to the DSM 5. And it is much more important for me and fellow food addicts to have food addiction recognized as a Substance Use Disorder. I see there is now science which supports my experience.