FOOD ADDICTION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the name given to an eating disturbance where a person is preoccupied with weight, body image and food. Food is a source of pleasure. See binge eating disorder; bulimia nervosa. FOOD ADDICTION: "A person with a food addiction will be a compulsive eater." Related Psychology Terms BULIMIA (BOULIMIA) ANOREXIA NERVOSA VOMITING BULIMIA (BOULIMIA) BODY IMAGE ASSESSMENT (BIA) BULIMIA NERVOSA BULIMIA NERVOSA ECLIMA PURGING OBESITY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FOOD ADDICTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/food-addiction/ (accessed March 22, 2018).