Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Associations with Overeating and Obesity

  title={Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Associations with Overeating and Obesity},
  author={Caroline Davis},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  • C. Davis
  • Published 15 July 2010
  • Psychology
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
In the past decade, we have become increasingly aware of strong associations between overweight/obesity and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults. This review addresses the prevalence of the comorbidity and discusses some of the mechanisms that could account for their relationship. It is suggested that the inattentive and impulsive behaviors that characterize ADHD could contribute to overeating in our current food environment, with its… 
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