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  • ADHD and Obesity

    Childhood obesity and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A newly described comorbidity in obese hospitalized children, found that over half of a sample of obese children had ADHD. Of which, half of these had not been diagnosed previously. This unusually large correlation has several possible explanation. It may be that excessive eating is a psychological response to the stresses of being ADHD.

  • Obese Children should be Screened for ADHD

    Obese children have a much larger risk for also having ADHD.

  • The Link Between ADHD and Obesity

    Learn about the possible association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and overweight by measuring weight status and energy expenditure in ADHD boys and healthy boys.