Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Binge Eating

NUTRITION -- Research
ATTENTION-deficit hyperactivity disorder
BEHAVIOR disorders in children
COMPULSIVE eating
BULIMIA
LIFE sciences -- Research

Abstract:Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a persistent and pervasive pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Emerging data suggest higher than expected rates of binge eating occur in subjects with ADHD. Several hypotheses may explain this newly described comorbidity: 1) inattention and/or impulsivity foster binge eating, 2) ADHD and binge eating share common neurobiological bases, 3) binge eating contributes to ADHD, or 4) psychopathological factors common to both binge eating and ADHD mediate the association. In patients with ADHD and binge eating, both conditions might benefit from common therapeutic strategies. Further research is needed to gain insight into the association between ADHD and binge eating in order to facilitate more appropriate clinical management and, ultimately, a better quality of life for patients with both conditions.

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Binge eating is a disorder that has surfaced over the past 20 years. It was never that big of an issue that has become a problem in obese teens and adults. Binge eating disorder probably affects 2 percent of all adults, or about 1 million to 2 million Americans. Another reality has surfaced that America has 37.6% obese Americans. These numbers are scary but something can and must be done. If every Obese person bought a piece of exercise machinery and worked out for 30 minutes a day. There could be over 30 million pounds of fat shed a day.

Amazingly, It is real! All it takes is a little WORK. That's all.