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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44868

Addiction and Appetite - Neuro adaptive Mechanisms Affecting Compulsion Over Craving.

Rahul Kumar, Pratik Kumar Chatterjee, Dharnappa Poojary, Kavitha Leigelin Bernhardt, 5Alok Dubey, SheetalMujoo, Poulomi Chatterjee, Shahin Salim, Rashmi K S


Background: Presently, addiction for excessive eating has been seen in the masses globally due to increased consumption of alcohol, smoking and drugs such as heroin, cocaine and cannabis. Additionally, it will not be astonishing if chocolate, tea, coffee, fast food, etc. are also added in the categories of addictive substances because a high degree of inclination towards these substances can be clearly seen inpeople. Now, this is emerging as a severe addiction which is badly affecting the health of the people and leading to a myriad number of disorders especially obesity- related health issues. The paper discusses the various apparent similarities in appetite for food and drugs. Research studies suggest that narcotics have a more significant effect than food, particularly with regard to their "desired" neuro-adaptive effects. It is proposed that over-consumption of energy foods causes obesity. It has a negative effect on the human brain and blood flow. When a toxin is absorbed into the bloodstream, it can drive people to lose control of inner desires as well as to crave a harmful chemical. Conclusion: This review examines the relationship between the addictive substances and appetite. Many people still use the drug in response, revealing a variety of pleasurable feelings and unusual behavioral characteristics. Long-term addiction may cause serious consequences for brain injury that can even lead to death.


Addictive substance, appetite, neuro-adaption, obesity

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