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ADHD and Eating Disorders: Research, Diagnosis & Treatment Guidelines

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eating disorders1. Eating disorders are thought to be caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, social, and psychological factors.Binge eating disorder (BED) and bulimia nervosa (below) are both impulsive eating disorders prevalent in individuals with ADHD.BED is defined by recurrent episodes of binge eating, characterized by both of the following:[Click to Read: ADHD and Impulsive Eating]In addition, the episodes are associated with at least three of the following to merit a diagnosis:Marked distress regarding binge eating must also be present for a diagnosis.

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