Are Girls with ADHD at Risk for Eating Disorders? Results from a Controlled, Five-Year Prospective Study

@article{Biederman2007AreGW,
  title={Are Girls with ADHD at Risk for Eating Disorders? Results from a Controlled, Five-Year Prospective Study},
  author={Joseph Biederman and Sarah W. Ball and Michael Carl Monuteaux and Craig Surman and Jessica Johnson and Sarah Zeitlin},
  journal={Journal of Developmental \& Behavioral Pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={302-307}
}
Objective: To evaluate the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and eating disorders in a large adolescent population of girls with and without ADHD. Method: We estimated the incidence of lifetime eating disorders (either anorexia or bulimia nervosa) using Cox proportional hazard survival models. Comparisons between ADHD girls with and without eating disorders were then made on measures of comorbidity, course of ADHD, and growth and puberty. Results: ADHD girls… 
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