The risk of eating disorders comorbid with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Nazar2016TheRO,
  title={The risk of eating disorders comorbid with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Bruno Palazzo Nazar and Camila Bernardes and Gemma Peachey and Joseph A. Sergeant and Paulo Mattos and Janet L Treasure},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={
          1045-1057
        }
}
OBJECTIVE There has been interest in whether people with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at higher risk of developing an Eating Disorder (ED). The aim of this study was estimate the size of this association with a meta-analysis of studies. METHODS We retrieved studies following PRISMA guidelines from a broad range of databases. RESULTS Twelve studies fitted our primary aim in investigating ED in ADHD populations (ADHD = 4,013/Controls = 29,404), and five exploring ADHD… 

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