Examining the relationship between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and overweight in children and adolescents

  title={Examining the relationship between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and overweight in children and adolescents},
  author={Michael Erhart and Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann and Nora Wille and Barbara Sawitzky-Rose and Heike H{\"o}lling and Ulricke Ravens-Sieberer},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
Although a higher prevalence of overweight/obesity was reported in clinical samples of patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), an association between overweight and ADHD has yet not been established in the general population in childhood. As both disorders are common and significantly affect psychosocial functioning, we investigated the prevalence of ADHD in overweight/obese youth and vice versa. In a cross-sectional nationally representative and community based survey 2… CONTINUE READING
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