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Children with ADHD More Likely to Have Eating Disorder

29th April, 2015

[Source:  Medical News Today]
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A new study has suggested that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely than other children to also have loss of control eating syndrome – a condition similar to binge eating disorder. The finding suggests the two conditions may share a common biological mechanism.
Loss of control eating syndrome shares many diagnostic criteria with adult binge eating disorder, including an inability to stop eating even if the individual wants to.
The research, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, could potentially lead to the development of treatment that works for both conditions.
Although many children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder lose weight when taking stimulant drugs to treat their condition, experts have found associations between ADHD and overweight and obesity
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