Gourmand Syndrome Person is preoccupied with fine food, including its purchase, preparation, presentation, and consumption. Person is less engaged than previously with friends, family, job, and other activities. Thought to be caused by injury to the right side of the brain — tumor, concussion, stroke, etc. Very rare. Only 34 reported cases in medical literature Some symptoms overlap with obsessive-compulsive and addictive disorders. In spite of their “lusting after food” and enthusiastic consumption of it, people with gourmand syndrome do not seem to become fat. Nor do they vomit, abuse laxatives, or engage in other pathological weight-loss behaviors. They had normal relationships with food before the brain injury. Cognitive, behavioral, and motor impairments are common, probably also related to the brain injury. People are not particularly troubled by their new consuming interest. Treatment should begin with a neurologist or possibly a psychiatrist.