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Understanding Cravings and Emotions - DVD (w/Home-study exam)

Stress, anxiety, depression, dementia, sleep disorders, and a host of medications can wreak havoc on patients' appetite. Cravings for salt, sugar, and fat can easily undermine even the best efforts to manage hypertension, diabetes, and weight. This seminar on Understanding Cravings and Emotions is designed to help Health Professionals gain insight into this complex clinical and social dilemma. Health Professionals will also appreciate practical suggestions for creating healthier routines, using specific foods, meals, and snacks to stabilize mood, and learning how to recognize emotional eating in patients.

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify areas of the brain related to cravings, habits, and addiction.
  2. Describe why obesity has risen, in most developed countries, over recent decades.
  3. Outline the link—between eating habits and weight gain—to mental disorders and life-threatening diseases.
  4. Explain how diet and nutrition interact with stress, mood, and negative emotions.
  5. Outline the relationships among diet, nutrition, emotional eating, and dental health.
  6. List the causes, signs, treatments, and resources for emotional eating and eating disorders.
  7. Describe, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
Products specifications
Instructor M. Howard, Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 6
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